Here’s today’s Two-Minute Tuesday.
Here’s the upshot of it…
I saw recently, first-hand how a Christian got hammered on every side (most notably from so-called “Christians:) for saying what the Bible teaches on a particular subject. They were kind and genuine, respect and gracious. It didn’t matter. They got hammered anyway for being out of touch. Can I be honest folks? It just gets old. It wears a person out. When you keep taking it and taking it and taking it on the chin. At every turn…bang…bang…bang. It makes a person want to retreat and say, “It’s not worth it!”
Yet, that’s why the Scripture teaches that we are soldiers and athletes…even farmers. Each of these examples show how we must persevere in the face of great struggle and conflict. The question is: Will we? Or will we abandon the fight altogether. You see, the ultimate goal of Satan is to beat us into submission where Christians cower in fear and keep their mouths shut. Where Christians no longer engage the culture but retreat.
I know I speak of this a lot and forgive me for beating a dead horse, but it’s a tremendous burden on my heart for what the future holds for our children and grandchildren. It’s sad that we are leaving them in such a mess. It’s like we went and had a steak dinner and we left them the bill and only the fat scraps. Sorry kids! Sorry grandchildren! You pay the bill! It burdens my heart and that’s why I pray and ask the Lord to have mercy on us. I hope you continue to pray too. Pray for our leaders. Pray for the Church in America to stand for truth and continue to take the Good News of Jesus to a pagan culture even though we are going to be misrepresented and mistreated. Pray for endurance and courage. Pray for stamina and a heart of compassion for those who persecute us and despitefully use us.
I read this article and found it interesting… http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/what-social-media-doing-our-childrens-morals?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6406765&utm_content=newsletter(6406765)&utm_term=newsletter
On another note, I ask you to pray for Andrew. This was him before one of his previous surgeries on his feet.
We have to take him to the Shriner’s Hospital tomorrow for pre-op. He’s surgery is Thursday and there’s the possibility he could come home on Thursday evening. Worst case it will Friday. He’s a tough little fella, but we appreciate the prayers. Another screw is needed in both (inside ankles) of his feet to correct his feet from dipping in as they are now. Thanks for your prayers!