Last week, I shared the beginning of how the Lord has lead me to a deeper commitment to the Life movement. Here is the rest of the story. (I am going to just jump right in so you may need to go back to the previous post for context.) Well, at that Saturday lunch meeting, I was just a consultant who came in to help facilitate the meeting and had no idea what the Lord was going to do in my heart over the next 24 hours. By the end of the night I was committed to being a part of rectifying this problem. Of being a part of bringing back the culture of Life to Houston! And being a part of closing down as many abortion providers as possible. I committed to being a part of the rectification of this discrepancy!
Even as I type this, tears are streaming down my face – why? Three reasons: #1 Passion for Life. Next to evangelism, I believe God’s second heartbeat is the Life issue and it is mine as well. I have been in this battle since 1999 and I thought when I left LifeHouse in April of 2010 I had been honorably discharged from that army. But when something burns deep in your soul, you can never leave it behind. I am passionate about seeing the sanctity of Life restored and was more than happy to re-enlist when Cynthia Wenz, CEO of The Source, asked me to join them.
Secondly, with my life before the non-profit world being totally in the business world, the concept of comparing ourselves to our competitors made complete sense to me. To end abortion in Houston, I don’t have to change the laws (even though that is wonderful and praise God for the Texas Legislature and the passing and signing of the Sonogram bill.) As Dr. Wilkinson said Wal-Mart didn’t close down K-Mart by picketing out front...they closed down K-Mart by providing greater value for the customer. When K-Mart lost so many customers, they had to shut their doors. The abortion providers will go out of business if we take their customers away!
Lastly, I am pretty literal when it comes to the Bible and I do believe that 2 Corinthians 5:10 is true! For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. One day I will stand before the Lord and He will ask me what I did about the destruction of thousands of innocent lives in my own backyard. I am taking responsibility for my part and not just giving it a passing glance and say I already served in that area. I am not just writing a check that’s, percentage-wise, less than what I tip waitresses. I am not going to stand by and just let this go on during my watch.
Cynthia has put together an amazing 4-part strategy to fulfill what was committed that night – to save 1,001 babies before May 31st, 2012. That is a four-fold increase over last year but is still a drop in the bucket compared to our competition. But with these sustained strategies, I believe with everything in me that in the following year the number of babies saved will be 2,002...Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Baby Saved!
Then 4,004...Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Baby Saved!
Then 8,016...Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Abortion. Snap! Baby Saved!
Then 16,032 in 2016...Snap! Baby Saved! Snap! Baby Saved! Snap! Baby Saved!
Five years! Y2K was over a decade ago – five years will fly by. During those years, we at The Source alongside of countless other pro-life battlers will be ending abortion in Houston!! What will you be doing?