This week politics have been in the headlines, namely since Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign. I’ll be honest, I have been suspicious of Mr. Cruz from the beginning. Not that I think we have any good options, but I believe Ted did the best job of looking Christian, while trying to lie and cheat his way to the top. I do not mesh well with Pretenders. Anyhow, that is nether here nor there since he is now out of the race.
However, I know many of you are feeling disappointed, and I would like to take a moment to share some encouragement! You see, many Christians are discouraged by the way our national election is going, and I would like to gently remind y’all that all of this is in God’s hands.
I also truly believe that if our nation begins to follow God’s principles, He will bless it. And this starts with us, ladies!
Have you ever heard the phrase, “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?” This is so very true. It is a proven fact that what our children learn at a young age shapes them into who they become.
Our country is intent on enrolling our children into the public school system at younger and younger ages. I believe this system is very smart, and they realize that the sooner they can begin shaping young minds, the better. I must admit that Secretary Clinton’s book, It Takes A Village, bothers me.
There are obvious dangers in sending our children to public schools. I can talk about the dangers of teaching evolution as fact and reproduction from a secular viewpoint until I’m blue in the face, but the school system doesn’t even have to do that to indoctrinate our children.
What they do is so subtle, and many Christians actually believe it to be good.
When we send our children to school, the first thing that they usually learn about are character qualities such as kindness, courtesy, and caring. The problem is, these qualities are taught completely outside of Christ.
One of my favorite books in all of the Bible is the book of John. In this text, Jesus clearly points out that without him, we can do nothing. Our “goodness” is nothing!
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
I’m also reminded here of how our righteousness is as “filthy rags” without God!
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
Children begin to think that they are who is good, not that God is who is working through them to do the right thing. This breeds pride in a hurry! Pride is noted as one of the most painful sins in the Bible, and was the cause of Satan’s fall. Once this pride takes root, it doesn’t want to go anywhere! Children can easily accept the fact that they are in charge of their own destiny, that they are the center of evolution, and so much more nonsense when this humanistic thinking is taught to them at a young age. As they grow into adults, they do not see the need for God in their lives and the nation will become more and more pagan.
Ladies, I know it might be hard, but I truly believe that if we pull our children from the secular schools, God will use us to raise up a great generation that He will use mightily. But just training our children all the day long in God’s truth will not matter if we do not…
Truly Live Out Our Faith With Abandon.
We may say that we are Christians, but do we truly live it? Like, all of the time? I live in the Bible Belt, and everyone I meet is a “Christian,” but I cannot tell by their lives. The Bible is clear that we can tell a tree by it’s fruit. What does our fruit look like?
If it looks just like the rest of the world, Christ will not be made known to others. While it is well and good if we pray and go to church, are we truly living out our faith?
Are we showing sacrificial love to others?
Are we giving our time to the needy?
Are we proclaiming the gospel?
Are we speaking truth?
Are we speaking against the evils of the age?
If we don’t do the things that Scripture clearly instructs us to do, why would God bless our nation?
When we begin to follow the Bible’s teachings regarding raising our families for the Lord and standing for truth, then God, who is so gracious and merciful, might begin to bless our nation. Electing a Christian official would not do anything to remedy the situation unless the people of the nation turns from their sin first.
“…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
We have been going about this all wrong. Our nation will not be healed if we elect a godly official and expect the blessing of doing so to trickle down to us. No, the people of the nation must humble themselves and turn from sin first for our nation to be healed.
This isn’t an easy road, but it is the Biblical way that God uses to bless nations and people groups.
The training of our children, who are the future citizens of America starts with us, mommas. Let’s do our best to follow hard after God and treat our inheritance rightly.