I have been doing my best at trying to stay off-line and away from nearly all forms of news for a while now but a friend shared a link with me this morning so I clicked it and found this.
While standing in line [at a food truck], my wife noticed that the truck was covered with political bumper stickers, all of them left wing and anti-Trump. As she moved closer her eye caught one that read, “The last time we let Christians run government, it was called the Dark Ages.”
My wife turned to our older boy pointed to the sign and said, “I can’t give this man my money.” He took a look and said, “Okay, Mom. Let’s try one over there.”
When she told me this story, I responded that I would have probably waited in line until I was up front, then told the owner why…
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TOUGH LOVE. We want to make sure we aren’t ENABLING their dysfunction. We can’t let the dysfunction and evil of some bring us down with them…can’t let their issues infect our home. Many times we’ll say, you have to let some people hit ROCK BOTTOM as the PRODIGAL SON (Luke 15:11-32) did and COME TO THEMSELVES. But we must pray for wisdom and discernment and realize that the ROCK BOTTOM scenario may be a case-by-case basis.
Some people are STRONGER IN THEIR WEAKNESSES than others. For every PRODIGAL who CAME TO THEMSELVES, there are also those who never did.
ROCK BOTTOM didn’t shock them to their senses.
ROCK BOTTOM wasn’t a wake up call.
ROCK BOTTOM didn’t turn them around.
Everyone may not be equipped to handle ROCK BOTTOM.
Do you know anyone who died out there in their HOG PEN?
We must pray for wisdom and discernment when dealing…
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We’ve all seen the images on our TV screens and heard the reports of the catastrophic (to put it mildly) damage to Houston and the east coast of Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, which continues to rage. My heart goes out to the thousands and thousands of people who are struggling because of this natural disaster.
There is much beauty in this world but there is also much uncertainty and danger. We are surrounded by disease, illness, poverty, natural calamities, accidents, hatred, warfare, and death. We live in an imperfect, fallen world; fallen because of sin. But God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to pay for our sins on the cross. Jesus rose from the grave, defeating sin and death, and offers eternal life and fellowship with God to all those who repent of their sins and accept Him as Savior by faith…
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