As much as I love classic Christian Rock music, I've never been a huge fan of Amy Grant. Talented though she is, she was never my preferred choice of music to listen to regularly. That said, I had hear song, inspired from Psalm 119 stuck in my head for a good portion of the day.
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet."
There aren't enough words to describe the awesomeness of God's Word. And yet, I know, in my own life, I don't read nearly enough as I should or would prefer. And kids grow up fast. It's amazing how quickly you realize that your time with them as a parent is short. As I read the other day, someone posted a meme on social media... anyone can live for the devil; it takes work to live for God. I know that's not popular and those who've yet to accept Christ don't acknowledge their life as "living for the devil"; but Christianity is a binary state.
We are hot or cold. We are on or off. Walking down the middle is not enjoyable; nor does it serve much purpose.
As we are examples to those around us, we must ask ourselves, what are kids and youth picking up on? Personal habits and disciplines vary greatly, as do the responses of onlookers.
Consider the alcoholic or drug-using parent. One kid says, they look like they are having a riot; and decides to pursue that path at every cost.
The other, looks and says they look like they are out of their mind; and they determine to avoid that path at any cost.
Time and time again, Scripture is replete with the reminders that Amy sings.
God never leaves; never forsakes.
We do not have to live in fear; for Christ is always near.
His love for us, unchanging and unending.
As parent loves their child too much to let them traverse in the wrong direction for any length of time or distance, so to, Father God desires us to stay path that leads to life, everlasting. Otherwise, if left to our own devices, we would be lost and in trouble. Which we are; hence the purpose and plan for Christ's life, death and resurrection.
So, albeit, late in the day... pray, this #youthPastorWednesday, that pastors and parents would set Godly examples; that start with personal discipline that focuses our attention God and living life accordingly. Pray a strength as we seek the face of God; for His Will and His Ways. May we never forgot, God has a plan and purpose of destiny for every life; unwilling to lose them to a Christ-less eternity; desirous to experience abundant, ever-lasting life. Pray the truth of God's Word would bring revelation, bring alteration to our expectations. Indeed, may the Word of God lead and guide us into all truth, all the days of our lives.
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