The Happy CampersMay 18, 2007
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and thou shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”
I think I should try writing bible verses on the woodwork and see how Kimberly responds. (lol) Seriously though, this weekend is going to be one in which my son Ryan and I have a lot of time together. With my work schedule being as contrary as it is, the non-stop flurry of activity at home, and a family that doesn’t see the urgency of the hour, this is a great opportunity to talk with him concerning the deep things of God and salvation through Jesus Christ. Prayerfully as to be led of the Spirit in this short time; void of the constant distractions that seem to acompany this family. I really pray that the Lord will work on his heart at this tender age.
It seems an uphill battle and yet I know that the battle is the Lords. We need only to be obediant as he is the one who grants understanding and repentance. Just as he opened my hardened heart to be receptive to his truth; so too can he do with anyone. The influences of the broad way are numerous and they put on a very captivating show these days. With the average home having three televisions, an entertainment industry that seems determined to continuouly reach for deeper levels of wickedness, and a world wide web piping the most diabolical of thoughts into the bedrooms of almost every child, the battle has never been more intense than now. Yet even in this late hour; while the population is being collectively prepared to receive the beast system, Jesus is still standing at the door and knocking. Saying to anyone who will hear his voice “Come to me and I will give you rest.”
Sorry for being so dramatic, but these are dramatic times. I’m going to strive to keep all in prayer this weekend; not only this household, but the many bloggers whom I feel a greater connection to than folks around here with whom I fellowship. I have been pondering this as of late. When you come across folks who are totally 100% committed to the Lord Jesus and love not this present world, there’s a special bond. I know that I’ve said this before, but it really is true. This is the primary reason that I continue to blog. I think that we all are here for this reason; to exhort one another daily and keep each other in prayer. I know that the time will come when this venue is no longer here but for this present moment, it’s a real blessing.
Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,”
Well I need to go for now. Marie mentioned the global day of prayer (website mentioned on a previous post, but I can’t remember which one) that takes place on May 27. Her church is having a ten-day period of special prayer leading up to it. (Oh, how I would LOVE to find a group of saints around here who are so committed) Thanks to all who stop by here. I’ll try to get to everyones site as soon as we get back. Please keep this family in prayer as the spiritual battles are intensifying, it seems, almost on a daily basis. Until MOnday, I wish everyone a most blessed weekend in Christ.
Psalm 119:45 “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.”