I thought about how some of the people might be going through something hard right now and need an ear to listen to. Maybe they just lost a loved one, or went through a divorce, adultery, addiction, mental breakdowns, troubles with friends, family. Some of these people might not know Christ, maybe they walked away, maybe they committed some terrible secret crime.
We hear people say all the time..."the world is getting worse", "it's going downhill fast". Why is it going downhill fast? What is the root issue?
It's living a life Christ-less, or so open that we worship whatever we choose. Whatever your higher power may be, whatever it is that keeps you accountable, you can choose what and who to worship. So people begin to make up their own Gods, or they make up their own religion, or they make up their own rules. They want to embrace a higher power but only if it fits their lifestyle. They want to be in control of God instead of God in control of them. We've made all sorts of rules here in the United States that directly defy God. We call it progress.
Truth is, no matter what way the world is heading, you must stay steadfast in your faith of Jesus Christ. It is not a religion, although we may make it into religion, or religious practices.
I asked my children what they liked most about our church, and they said, it isn't "structured" with programs and agenda's. It's spontaneous and is lead by the Holy Spirit. I would have to agree. Sometimes you see great big amazing churches that are ran like a business, and it is very amazing to see. It would give you the impression that they have it all together and we are under a huge revival! That might be the case, but among those great big super churches, are beautiful little rural or country churches. So although the world might see the heroic pushes of the great big televised revivals of the hero churches, if you look, you will also see Spirit lead might warriors of valor providing tiny but persistent pushes of honest dedicated workers.
It takes all sorts to make the world go round, but when all sorts are focused on Jesus Christ, there is no telling what we can accomplish!
1 Peter 2:15-16 NIV
For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
Good Morning God, thank you that you are truth in a untruthful world. The darker the day gets the brighter your light shines for us and through us. I thank you God for all my friends on my social media page and I would ask that you would answer the prayers of their hearts in Jesus name. Amen.