Grey sky, rain drops gently falling to earth. Walked outside; almost felt like I could run in between the drops. LOL!! Ever try to do that as a kid? Makes me smile through my memories. So many smiles. Sometimes I still try to go back to those innocent kid days. How blessed they were!
Today’s children are not always so fortunate. They have too many enemies out there~ perverts, gang drive bys, kidnappers, educational falsehoods, wrong teachings, immorality taught at a young age. It's a different world today, and the world is not gonna get better. Evil has been stalking and successfully laid out many traps. Who can battle against it?
We all can if we choose! But it takes commitment and courage. Are we subject to political correctness intimidation? Or are we brave enough to stand up for moral values and truth? Will we open our mouth and speak truth when others are professing lies? Are we teaching our children and grandchildren the morals we value; are we instilling God’s love for them in their psyches? Are we leading them in prayer?
The enemy knows if it can capture our children’s hearts it has won. This world must develop the bravery of our forefathers. We have grown soft and are vulnerable to the attacks of satan and his minions. It’s time to wake up and listen to God’s instructions:
Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
God has laid out our defense; all we need do is follow it. I’ll lay it out here:
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the
(2) breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your
(3)feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this,
(4)take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the
(5) helmet of salvation and the
(6)sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And
(7)pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
This is how we win the war. When we are obedient to God, He fights with us and we then cannot lose. Fear not. Be prepared. Cause your relationship with God to continually grow ever closer, and connect deeply to Him. We can take this nation back HIS way. Prayer is essential!
Do you see the threat coming closer, sense it in your spirit? Remember God is always with us!