At times life is too big. I try to be kind and teach my children to be kind to everyone, in a world that will not be kind to them. (Matthew 5:44) At the same time I teach them to stand up for our Christian morals and values. I have to teach them to value life in a world where it’s okay for mothers to murder their children, as long as those children are still in the womb. Where staying home to raise a family is frowned upon. I have to teach them what gender they are, in a world where there’s somehow confusion over whether being born a male or female is innate, or a decision to be made later in life. I have to teach them how to respectfully disagree in a world where not agreeing with certain beliefs, for “inclusions” sake, can get you kicked out of schools and fired from jobs. Where scientifically correct is no longer accepted as truth. Where fact is irrelevant, truth is offensive, and traditional family values are no longer considered sacred. Where Saturday morning cartoons are now fraught with pushing agendas and over sexualization. Still, I take heart in the only Word I can cling to as the pressure for political correctness builds. In the backwards land of “I’m offended,” where free speech is no longer a right for those who disagree with Hollywood, LGBTQ, pro choice movements, or feminism. I turn to God as he warned us of what’s to come and I continue to fight the good fight. Not with hate in my heart, but with honesty, love, and kindness at the root. (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Still I must teach my children that we will be condemned by mankind for our beliefs, and we were not promised an easy life as Christians. We were only promised that when all else fell, God would hold us up. On this I lean as a wife, a mother, a sister, and daughter of our Lord and Savior. All of this to say, be encouraged my brothers and sisters in Christ.
If you’re being persecuted for following God…
you’re doing it right!
“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.”
Luke 6:22 | KJV
Pray without ceasing,