“If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear; if war arises against me, in spite of this I am confident” (Psalm 27:3).
Decide now! Decide now to be there; that when the moment presents itself, you will be present and accounted for. Like the psalmist, and before the circumstances ever present themselves, we must set our heart a certain way. Before injustice occurs, we must decide to be there as an advocate for justice. Before cruelty raises its head, we must decide to be a presence of kindness. Before grief makes its visitation, we must decide to live hopefully. When judgmental spirits are condemning, we must decide to be gracious and redeeming. As a people of the Way, we must choose to be in the way; an elevating presence among the brokenness of the human condition.