How can people disconnect what they believe from their actions? How can a person believe one thing and then do the complete opposite in their actions? Sooner or later the truth will catch up with you. That’s why I believe people can find God with Abby Johnson in her book: Unplanned (Tyndale House Publishers).
Abby Johnson was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She said she believed abortion was wrong, and yet she ran a clinic that ushered countless women into the abortion room. How can a person believe (or say they believe) something is wrong and then help that very wrong to continue?
“Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right” (Proverbs 20:11).
In my view, it seems that’s happening more and more in our world today. What’s the reason? Are people’s minds or thinking disconnected from their hearts? There’s a conflict between what people say they believe and what they do. They let their feelings override their brains. The problem is, feelings can often deceive us. If we will use our brains, we can find the truth.
It is also true that we will be judged by what we do, not by what we feel.
“Your own conduct and actions have brought this upon you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!” (Jeremiah 4:18).
Abby Johnson describes the pro-choice/pro-life argument from “both sides of the fence.” She tells her story of moving from one side to the other. What brought about her change was witnessing an ultra-sound guided abortion. After she saw with her own eyes on that ultra-sound screen the truth of what she was helping to do, she could no longer deny the truth.
Here are some compelling verses about how all of us need to hear and heed truths from God:
“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him” (Titus 1:16).
Sooner or later, the truth will win out. The problem is, it might not be in this life. For some, they will not admit the truth before Judgment Day on the other side.
“There you will remember your conduct and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil you have done” (Ezekiel 20:43).
At that point, everyone will know the Truth, for He will be sitting in the Judge’s seat.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6, emphasis mine).
My prayer is that you will embrace the Truth and what is right now.
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18).
I believe acknowledging the truth and acting on it by doing the right thing is the lesson of Abby Johnson’s journey. And that’s why I pray many people will find God with Abby Johnson in her book: Unplanned.
Abby Johnson: “Every Life is Beautiful”
© Dianne E. Butts. Dianne’s book Deliver Me, for those in an unplanned pregnancy or with one in their past, won a “Book of the Year” award and is a finalist for the 2012 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year. Find out more about Dianne and her upcoming titles at www.DeliverMeBook.blogspot.com and Grandparenting Through Obstacles (Facebook page).
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