Does anyone else miss grade school?
The particularly fun part of the day, was always the time when you picked on the one kid who was just too easy of a target to pass up. Unless you happened to be that kid.
No matter what you had to say in response, your words did little good. The taunter always (seemingly) had snappier comebacks. Especially when told "knock it off". Oh yeah? Who's gonna stop me?
Fortunately, God takes up the cause of those who place their trust in Him. The taunter of our souls may think he has the upper-hand, smarter, wiser, cooler and with his buddies, has you outnumbered on the school-yard of life. But such is not the case.
Satan really is, just a bully. A frustrated, angry, egotistical angel whose pride caused his fall. As I heard it confessed once, from a former bully, like him, Satan isn't at a good place in his life. He knows his future is not bright and he is determined not to suffer in eternal misery alone. If can't have what he used to have, neither can anyone else. Sadly, we continue to give him more credit than he deserves for what is going on in our lives, and the world, rather than focusing on Him who truly cares for our well-being, has dreams and destinies for our lives, that He believed in so much, He sent His Son to ensure the opportunity for all of humanity to hear that message.
Of course, with every passing moment, that message is getting more and more drowned out. Busyness. Social Media. Sports. Academics. Politics. It's getting drowned out to adults and kids alike. Not just about life with Christ today, but for the life to come. God is on your side... the only question is, who has yet to make a decision to side with God?
So, on this #youthPastorWednesday, pray for the youth of today, where the distractions that drown the message of Christ are many and persistent. Pray for the Spirit of God to break through the noise, capturing hearts and minds; drawing all people unto Himself. Pray that people would not be drawn to false doctrines and teachings; nor bullied by the enemies of their soul. May the plans and purposes of God come to light, as people come to know and experience the love and knowlegde of Jesus Christ.
Satan's army may be great, but the Army of God is greater. May the youth, in particular, of today, experience first hand, that God loves them and will never leave them or forsake them. Pray pastors be strengthened anew, as they work tirelessly to this end.
A generation fired up, for the cause of Jesus Christ. To the glory of God.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.