As Winter slowly fades and flowers emerge indicating Spring has arrived, the winds of change blow in our lives in other ways as well.
Sometimes things happen that we do not understand. Maybe we’re not meant to understand each and every thing but are to, instead, trust that God has a plan for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us of this!
There are times when we’re left with our head spinning questioning motives behind individuals that seemed to have made a sudden change in their lives. They say or do things seemingly out of characteristic for them, but then we ask ourselves if we ever really knew the true person that they were on the inside. People are so good at faking it to get what they want, and often times, they take advantage of innocent souls that just want to love and be loved in this life.
Have you encountered a wolf in sheep’s clothing that has come into your life? I think if we’re honest, we all have at one point or another, and this encounter has left us shaking our heads. How can a person proclaim to be one way, yet their actions scream that they are the complete opposite? It is true that actions speak louder than words.
Some may say that we’re the fool for allowing this person back into our lives, but who wouldn’t want a second chance if they screwed up royally the first time? God forgives us, so shouldn’t we also extend that forgiveness to others? What is tricky here is trying to determine who is genuine and true, and who is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. We don’t always know the answer to this until the truth is revealed later down the road. Yet, we still aren’t the fools because of our forgiving nature. They are because they continue on in their foolish ways. One day it will all catch up with them. God doesn’t like ugly, and evil will not EVER win! God will make sure of it!
Ah, but we live and learn. We aren’t sorry for the chances that we gave, we just feel sorry for the individuals who blow it time and time again not realizing what they are losing in the process. Not only are they missing out on an awesome individual that would have done anything in the world for them, but they are letting the entire world know with their actions alone that they are not trustworthy, lack morals, values, and aren’t a person of integrity or good character. Honestly, in the end, we feel sorry for them. After all, you are only as good as your word. We remember when, in the good ole days, your word was your bond. Now, it seems to be all lip service, and they could care less who they use or step on along the way.
Rise up, Children of God, and put on your armor; the armor of God. In the world we’re living in today, we truly need it! When lives are not valued any longer and individuals seem to sink to lower levels, we scratch our heads and wonder what will happen with this generation that feels they are “entitled” and no one can touch them. They say and do things yet aren’t accountable for their actions. The parents that should be disciplining them are the ones teaching them by their bad example. The children grow up seeing parents lie and cheat on each other, often time being their alibi or covering for their parent’s indiscretions. Is it truly any wonder that they turn out the way they do then? Or what about the teens drinking, doing drugs, “vaping,” having sex in the backseat of their cars on the side of the road? Parents don’t seem to think their kids can do any wrong, and if you point it out to them, oh they’ll just cover for the little brats anyway. Right is right and WRONG is wrong!
It’s a sad world we’re living in. And I ask that you join me in prayer for this entire nation! We need God – not just on Sunday mornings when one occasionally wishes to step foot into a church or when they are in trouble and only then think to pray to God. We need God in our daily lives and heart. We need Him in the homes with Godly parents teaching and raising up Godly children who will be our leaders one day. We need people with high morals and values leading the way. Not what we have today with moral decay. It is scary to think of the graduating class this May with some so called “adults” that lack morals, values, integrity and have the character of a lowly snake in the grass.
We need God in the schools – in the classrooms – and we need God in the White House running this Nation!! What happened to “One Nation Under God?!”
God has been taken out of so many things, and yet we wonder why the world is in the shape that it’s in today. Plain and simple, we need more of God and less of the worldly influence.
Rise up, Parents, and raise children that will lead us all straight to the foot of the cross; to Jesus!
He is the only one that can truly save us all.