Joy, at Doodlebug, touched my heart this morning with her Faithful Friday post, Running the Radical Race. My Emily is around her age, 15. I know that Emily sometimes struggles with being so different from the other kids in her youth group at church.
It's the same way for us, ladies. We too can become entangled easily in the lure of fashion, the Jones' most recent purchase, the commonly approved television violence and pornography, the soap operas and love stories that build discontentment with our husbands, the list goes on and on and on. But we make the decision to be worldly one choice at a time, too.
I encourage you, young or old, be strong in the Lord!
There is a billboard in our area that reads, "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray I will heal their land." I think that this does a great disservice to the readers. It leaves out the most important part. Repentance. The true quote reads:
2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Ladies, let's do this. Let's ask the Lord to reveal our hearts to us. Reveal our sins and wicked ways. Then, let's turn in repentance to the Lord. Then, let us repent on behalf of our country and beseech the Lord for forgiveness and healing for our land... healing for our homes... healing for our relationships... healing for our hearts.
You can do this. You can be the woman of God that He wants you to be. Read the Bible. Trust Him to speak to you and to keep you safe. If what you hear and what you read don't agree, believe His Word! Fear not! He is with you. Be not dismayed. He is your God.
Blessings to you dear ones,
Harvest Lane Cottage
Mom to Teen for the Lord
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