In Hollywood it’s easy to compromise your beliefs and family values for some recognition and a hefty paycheck. It’s what entertainment is all about, right? Not so in the case of this former Full House star.I love that Candace Cameron Bure is staying true to her Unashamed Christian Faith, her beliefs and her family values as a wife and mother of 3, while a contestant of Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.
“I’m a Christian. My life revolves around my relationship with Jesus Christ,” Bure, 37, said before dancing the rumba with partner Mark Ballas. “So with the overall tone of the dance and the costumes I’m not going to take a backseat. My voice will definitely be heard.”
When Bure mentioned her faith, “the entire crowd in the ballroom cheered and clapped really loudly,” an onlooker told Us Weekly. She also had several family members attending the live show.
She shouldn’t have to compromise for ratings, dressing in skimpy costumes isn’t gonna make her dance any better or less and I don’t believe a provocative routine will gain her any points either. Candace came under fire back in January while promoting her bookBalancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose. Cameron had to defend her choice of the word submissive she writes in her book,
“I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.”
Bure elaborated on HuffPost Live, “The definition I’m using with the word ‘submissive’ is the biblical definition of that. So, it is meekness, it is not weakness. It is strength under control, it is bridled strength.”
Unfortunately those causing a raucous over the word chosen are those unfamiliar with the Biblical term but think rather of the worldly term, more like Fifty Shades of Gray. Which is not what she meant.
Your soul is the decision-making center of your being. It is either ministered to by your body (the 5 senses) or the Spirit. It then makes decisions to direct your body (thinking, feelings and actions) based off the information it receives. That’s why 2 Cor 5:7 teaches us we must ‘walk by faith… and not sight…’ letting our lives be directed by what God reveals to us through His Spirit. Often we allow our soul to receive information from what we see in magazines, TV, movies, and advertising. Or perhaps it’s the words and opinions others have spoken over us. In these cases, our soul is starved of the true knowledge that we are marvelous creations. We look in the mirror and instead of saying “God did an awesome job” we say “I’m ugly” or “I’m useless”. The frame of reference for that thinking (and ultimately language) comes from what you’ve seen and heard instead of allowing the Spirit to minister truth to you. The truth is, most things and mediums of this world are controlled by a spirit not-of-God (we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but spirits and principalities – Eph 6:12) therefore when we allow them to minister to us, to control our actions and thinking, we don’t end up thinking God thoughts about ourselves or others. Today, determine to turn down the voices of this world and turn up the voice of His Spirit. It will change the way you look at and treat yourself and other people.