Conversations are important and necessary to engage in, yet all too often, both sides inevitably find ways to make one seriously consider disengaging. It's disconcerting. It's somewhat frustrating. They get difficult when there are distinct differences in the experiences that people bring to the table.
The conversations become even more so when discussing spiritual or religious matters, political issues and personalities the culture and social issues at large. Any overlap of those issues...
We really do need God's help; in every area and arena of life. Conversations lead to a calling out of peoples faith and beliefs, both in humanity and in God. There has been such a push to redefine our vocabulary, that we longer know how to express the truth, observe the truth, and comment on the truth. We've dismissed morality and absolutes at that; so not only is it difficult to see and admit to truth, but it's near impossible to find the line between opinion and fact.
All is skewed and questionable. As are the motives of those who are genuinely trying to help and are seeking to understand. It can truly leave one paralyzed; not knowing what they can do, what they can say, where they can go and how they can positively affect change the problems that exist in our world, whether they be systematic problems or otherwise. It's heartbreaking on so many levels, that the strength to even work towards solutions seems agonizing, despite being necessary.
It is a spirit of confusion that has permeated this world. Satan is having a field day. God is waiting for people to turn from their wicked ways, call on the name of the Lord and be saved. In the middle, is a society crying out for change, while remaining unwilling to turn to God.
Join me in praying, for our culture and community, on this #communitySaturday. Pray God give us wisdom and discernment, compassion and understanding as we engage in conversations. May we portray the love of Christ as we discuss problems and may we seek the face of God as we work towards solutions. Pray this would be a time and season that God would draw hearts and lives towards Him; that as people seek to make sense of this life, they would find a sense of meaning and purpose in Christ. While we may never know, fully, the why and how of events and tragedies, when they occur; pray for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding fill the hearts and minds of those who turn to God. As it starts with church, would we please...
Humble ourselves and pray.
That God would heal our land.
For His glory
For the cause of Jesus Christ.
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