3 Facts for the Day

3 03 2013

1. This morning I left a few minutes early for work. It wasn’t intentional. It just worked out that way. I was delayed by a train. I’ve shown up at the railroad crossing with a train going by before, but today it was actually stopped. I waited for a while, but it didn’t budge. I resigned to taking a detour. I did fear I might end up being late, but rather than cuss and fuss about it; I thought about it in a different way. All things work together for our good. Perhaps God divinely planned my detour to prevent me some harm. Will I ever know what harm may have tried to come my way? Will I ever even know if the detour was of God or just a coincidence? Well, I don’t believe in the word coincidence, but either way, I will not know the answer to the above question. At least, I won’t know it while I’m on this earth. The thing is, that’s ok. That’s what faith is. It’s giving every aspect of your daily life to God. It’s not always knowing the answers or what God’s specific will or plan may be, but trusting that He has it under control and is working it all together for your good.
2. Something has been on my mind lately. I’ve seen some things lately that make this come more to the forefront of my mind. I think that as followers of Christ, we need to be more mindful of demonic influence. Strong words, right?! If you are not a follower of Christ, but just a follower of my blog, this may especially sound odd to you. First, it is not my intention to sound condemning. Rather, if God convicts you with something I’ve been pondering, then this has come across the right way. I believe in Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. We must always be on guard against the trickery of satan. I often see things quoted on Facebook that I feel in my spirit to be lies; a self-help happy thought that tells us to draw from the strength of our “inner being”. I see musical performers who are idolizing darkness. I see good people who love Jesus, falling to the influences of the world. I have been there, so I do not judge. But I believe Matthew 12:30 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”
3. I am afraid that we are allowing ourselves to slowly boil like a frog in the pot. The heat is being turned up slowly and we are oblivious to the destruction happening to our souls. I do not believe there are shades of gray. I used to. I used to thing “well, that’s ok sometimes.” Things must be black and white if anything. I think we can no longer allow ourselves to be wish-washy and tolerant. Don’t misunderstand me. Jesus loves the sinner, but not the sin. We have to start guarding our hearts against evil. We must protect our children from influences that are not of God. We must make a stand. We must pray and seek God. We must ask Him to reveal to us the garbage He wants us to throw out. If something you encounter, watch, listen to, or allow in your homes does not settle or feel right to you, then it’s likely not. We must get our houses in order. I think our Father would like that. I think He would like that very much.
That is all 🙂

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