First off, I am absolutely devastated by what’s happening in Afghanistan. I’ve been praying constantly for the innocent lives that are getting terrorized, and that will continue to get terrorized by the pathetic humans that identify as the Taliban.

After observing the world react to this, I had to share an observation that I pray ignites a fire in the hearts of Christians in America.

Here is my observation. I know it’s going to be uncomfortable, but I pray these words push all of us to the next level in our faith:

Watching the cowardly men that identify as the Taliban take over Afghanistan, even causing the Afghanistan president to run in fear, reminds us how active evil is in this world. And honestly, evil can be very scary, period. But as we have seen with many of our politicians, evil is easy to talk about from the comfort of your “palace”, but it’s completely different to deploy with the troops, and advance against it.

Now, to clarify, this is not a political post, this is a post to Christians in America. We CANNOT become the “politicians in our palaces” talking about the evil without risking anything. Unfortunately evil is easy to talk about inside of an American church, to pray about while we overeat eat in our comfortable small groups at church, but it’s different when you take action against it.

Hear me, I am not writing this to tell you to grab a gun, jump on the next flight and fight the cowards of the Taliban. I am writing this to challenge you to not live your daily life and keep the Sword of the Spirit in the sheath. As Christians, we should stand courageously for what our King, the King of kings stands for. We should not live as cowards in the face of evil, living in fear of what people will say about us. We should never be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.

If Christians in Afghanistan can live with courage in the face of the Taliban, Christians in America should be able to live with courage in the face of the “keyboard warriors.”

Join me. Let’s live with strength and courage, every day. Let’s preach the Good News boldly. We aren’t here for comfortable lives, talking like “heroes in our palaces” and living like making every one happy and not offending people is the goal of a Christian. We are here to advance the Kingdom of God by force.

Remember, we are followers of Jesus. Follow Him. No matter the cost.