Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ready

Angry, sad, disappointed...how I felt yesterday as I read the Supreme Court ruling about something that goes completely against God's Holy Word.  All these questions flooded my mind.  How could we go from a country seeking religious freedom to a country against God completely?  How am I going to teach my children Truth when the government totally goes against that Truth?  And feelings of confusion on loving people, but hating sin...and tolerance and intolerance...

All those emotions swirled inside me last night.  I woke up feeling a little encouraged as I asked the Lord how I am going to navigate these things in this sin-filled world and how I am going to help my children understand.  I felt like the Lord was telling me that I shouldn't be surprised.  He is coming soon and these things are going to happen.  Slowly, the enemy and his evil schemes are going to infiltrate every part of this world, and Jesus is going to come back.  When the leaders of this country believe it's ok to kill innocent children, marry outside the context of His Word, take God out of school, let crimes inside our government go unpunished, take away rights of parents, the list goes on far above my comprehension...the breakdown of a once God-founded country will eventually fall.  I had a conversation recently with one of my best college friends about what we will be doing if in fact the things continue unraveling.  Calmly we made plans of where we will be and how we have plans of surviving the downfall of America.  Weird how we weren't panicking and truly felt it was necessary to divulge our plans to know of each others safety.  At the end of our conversation we were in tears thinking about how we are ready for Jesus to return.  In the end, it's only Him that matters. 

So as a young woman who is trying to navigate this world with perspective, knowing that this isn't the end of bad decisions and the slow breakdown of our world, how do make it work?  How do I teach my children right and wrong when people blatantly go against what we believe?  It's going to be in our face more than ever.  I do believe we are to love, but I also think it's my job to protect.  Now more than ever, it will be our job as mothers and fathers who love Jesus, to teach Truth and the Word, and hide it in ours and their hearts.  How long before His Word is taken away?

I do not have to accept this world's interpretation of how I am to live.  I only have to accept His interpretation of living.  Must I abide by the laws of the land?  Yes, His Word says to do so.  BUT once it interferes with what the Bible says, I must obey God over man.  I will not act like it's okay to teach my children evil.  I will teach them what's right.  To some, I may sound like a raving lunatic, and that's okay too.  The Lord says that I am to be prepared that people will think Christians are the crazy ones with their close-minded beliefs and intolerance to sin.  But here is where I make my stand.
Joshua 24:15  But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

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