Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
1 Peter 1:13 NIV
I had about 15 minutes to sit down during the day today. I sat down with my 2 hour late lunch, put on the tv to not think for a couple minutes, and…there is a Special News Report. And it was not one that made me enjoy sitting down. I took it as a sign that I was not yet supposed to have a break in the day.
A leader of a nation should not directly separate the country. Of course we all have different views. He may be the leader, but his opinion does not reflect the entire country. I give credit to the Republican leaders who are standing up for those they represent. The plan on the table is certainly not one in which the whole country agrees. It is not a plan that is healthy for the country as a whole and for a leader to point fingers at one side because they do not agree with him is appalling. Leaders are supposed to bring their people together, not tear them apart. A confident leader would be able to lead by example, be okay with people disagreeing with him and make a plan to join forces instead of putting the blame on everyone but himself. It is interesting, the book I just finished reading spoke of how leaders can rule with words. They can make people afraid of things they should not fear, make them bold when they should be cautious, and make them feel guilty for not following their lead. Words are powerful things…they can build up…they can destroy.
We all have the capability to discern these words I pray they are pondered before they are followed blindly.
Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.
Marriage used to be sacred, used to be taken seriously, used to be forever. It should be. It is called to be. It isn’t anymore.
I (sadly) often wonder how many brides and grooms go to the altar these days pledging to love and adore their spouse until death do they part, or someone better comes along. I wonder if brides and grooms these days expect forever. It is heartbreaking. I expect forever, my friends expect forever, but forever isn’t always what occurs.
So many of our friends now are experiencing the pain of affairs and divorce. It is horrendous to watch and be up close and personal with. There are so many pains in this world, but I cannot fathom facing one where you lose your best friend, the one who is supposed to carry you through the bad times or at least bear them with you. God of course is ever present. It is still so hard.
I blame the selfishness we as a people have acquired over the years. So many horrible decisions are made in the here and the now. “This feels good now, I should do it. My kids, wife, family, friend, etc all come in second to how I am feeling. It is all about me. I should be able to do anything I want and not deal with the consequences.” This way of thinking causes issues in marriages, in unplanned pregnancies, in drinking and driving, in drugs, in every sinful area of life. I despise this way of thinking. And I say that knowing I am not perfect and my thoughts are not perfect.
Whether or not you are a Bible believer (of course you know I am), the rules and laws of the Bible do prevent a lot of pain if they are followed. And they don’t prevent a lot of fun as many tend to believe.
I am thankful for my faithful husband. I am more thankful for my faithful God! And I pray all the time that my children may grow up caring for others over themselves and that they may spend eternity with their Holy God.