I felt a heaviness in my quiet time this morning. It seemed as though God was telling me about His care and concern for the kids today. His heart was on the young ones, the preteens and teens. Indeed it is the time in our maturing process which is most difficult. All the hormones are changing, physical bodies are developing, attractions to the opposite sex is growing with it. Challenges in school are increasing, and moral values are not taught. These years are hard. If a child has had a loving home with Mom and Dad both caring for and supporting them during younger years and that is continuing, they are fortunate and their path is easier. Unfortunately, the “Leave it to Beaver” age is rarely found these days. The enemy has been busy during the last decade attacking families and getting at the kids. Suicide rates are increasing. There is a girl being prosecuted for encouraging a boy friend to kill himself; he is dead.
it is time for the enemy to be shut out, for churches to be speaking truth, not tickling ears with what some want to hear. Kids these days can see through and are tired of ‘fake’ teaching. They want a truth to hang on to, and God has that. We as adults must bow before our God in humility to seek His heart.
As parents we can influence our children, but it must be with the ‘real’ and truth, and with enduring love through everything that nothing can change; no behavior can stop it. Youth must know that they are loved, worthy of love, just because of who they are. Parents who show this kind of love to their children will be the strength and foundational support for them.
Our Father God has that kind of love for all of us. Jesus came and suffered and died for us, not because we were worthy of it, but because we are God’s kids. He loves us just as we are, and He wants us to accept the gift that Jesus brought: salvation, so we can spend eternity with Him. That’s not all, He wants to live our earthly life with us, empowering us, guiding us, enjoying it with us. When kids get this, they will have supernatural help to march through these hard years as well as the rest of their lives.
How can I explain the wonder of a divine connection? Look at Hubble pictures of space; they are amazing and beautiful. This is just our universe, and many more exist. The huge grandness of this God creation is so far above us, we barely understand it. Our minds seek to grab onto it and ‘know’ it. So boundless it is!
Think of the Creator God and how vast He also must be! This immeasurable God is the divine Creator who brought us forth and Whose love for each one of us is individual and infinite. To truly have this planted in our soul brings peace, joy, confidence, and strength. My friends, let us shout out this true reality of life with God!