Many Happy New Year Wishes to everyone I know and to those who wander here from other links.
To start this year off, here is something that I feel I need to address on a personal level, as I have a son who is in crisis right now.
Many people think that being a Christ follower means being “religious” and getting caught up in the denominational confusion. Having personally been part of that scene and seeing the spiritual life blood drained from so many over petty issues, I came to the conclusion, read the Word for yourself, pray for guidance and the meaning to be revealed and it happens.
Maybe your reveal will not be the same as it was for me, but truth as He sees fit to give, will be given to each of us at the time of His choosing.
Some can easily denounce the love found in the Word or even that of a concerned parent, because of the RULES of CONDUCT stated and advised for us to follow, which they reject. They think they understand all about religion, calling it lame, etc, because of the “hypocrites” that claim to be Christan yet who break those very same rules.
If they would take time to read the Word, they would know that nowhere is it written in the Word, that Our Father in Heaven considers us “perfect” or “Flawless”.
He is Our Father and as such, the Word is set down to help guide us to the best path possible that He wants for us. True, we as parents should live a life that sets a good example for our children and others. But that does not mean we are always perfect or have all the answers or solutions to life’s problems.
Blaming others for ones bad choices does not resolve the problem. But what it does do, is help destroy the trust, love and respect in the relationship, which is why it is used so often by the dark powers.
There is good and not good in this world and we all must choose the path right for us. The not good, evil or dark side is always setting traps for us to fall into, always busy putting up barriers on the righteous path, hoping to lead us far from Our Father and His love and forgiveness.
Being imperfect is part of our human nature and to address this, Our Father loves us so much, that he asks that we acknowledge our faults and wrong doings, try harder to overcome our weakness, and learn by those mistakes and not repeat them.
May Our Father in Heaven find those in need and bring them to the path that He chose for them. That he setup a barrier of Protection around them and give them strength and courage to defeat the dark powers of this world. With love and in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen