I have many roles on this earth. Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Granddaughter, and those can be broken down even further. But I what I want most is to be, Follower. Not a follower in the world's standards, but in God's eyes. I blow it every day. I'm human. I pray that God reveals sin in my life and then when I identify those things, I try to work on them. I am by no means perfect, but I feel I'm at least a work in progress...pushing and fighting to be more like Him.
What pains my heart is to see the blatant wickedness on this earth. Yes, I know evil is here. I know the enemy slowly and methodically breaks down any good here. I know the Word prophecies that the end will be people who are lovers of self and hate anything true and right. And we will be persecuted. I can't help but think we are close. I can't help but plead with you to be teaching your children the Truth of the Bible. I think they need to understand and know that possibly in ours/their time, Jesus will return. And what that looks like is imperative to them being able to stand firm.
The freedom, not of religion, but to be a follower of Jesus Christ is becoming hated. People are killed all over the world because of it. If you stand for Truth, you will be hated. We came to this country to escape persecution and now we have almost come full circle.
What I encourage you with, is to stand firm. Keep your eyes open...your hearts ready. Don't be caught sleeping or oblivious to the signs. Watch and Be Ready! Jesus is coming soon! That is what we have to look forward to.
If you want to read more check out Matthew 24-25, Mark 13
We've been singing this song in our church for a while. It's my heart's cry.