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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Are you weary?

 I usually try to limit myself on my media updates, specifically world news and even more specifically what's going on crossed the nation. I do this because like many others, I grow weary of the same old things, the same old stories, anything to get us heated. I can say that pretty confidently because no matter who you are you have a preferred news source, even if you don't listen to it or watch it you are getting it through the updates on the radio or in the midst of your t.v. show commercials. 

We see the same old stuff, the same agendas being shoved down our throats and a world desperately seeking to align with whatever agenda suits their fancy. I can't stand the new advertising agenda with same sex partners, men claiming to be women competing in women's sporting events, teachers telling kids that doctors sometimes make mistakes calling a biological girl a boy and visa versa. No longer do you see the family of God's design. Men and women with children.

One such instance is the reparations to African Americans for slavery, victims of gun violence from the gun manufacturers, and to the lgbtq population for the discrimination over the years. In fact the last article I just read a headline for was in sunny California where papers are being submitted by those who identify as one of the above lgbtq and  in response to publicly acknowledging it will be given 900 a month check for their discrimination. Once they have signed up they are good to go and regardless of income levels will receive this amount without deadline.

This is the same country where Christ followers are discriminated against in how they run their business, power hungry mayors demanding the transcripts from pastors and arrested for speaking hate crimes as they preach the word of God.

I sometimes just sit and think, how much more will God allow before He allows the same fate as Sodom and Gomorrah, or even the nation of Israel in their disobedience. Yes I too am weary.

Should we hate them for their stance? Of course not, we are to be a light to the world, that is why we are in it.  If we respond like the world, then why should they see anything different in Christianity? Can we set boundaries? of course, and in deed we ought! Never lose sight of the truths of scripture and the main idea of spreading truth, even in hostile environments.

Yet once we understand that what we have here is a lack of objective truth understanding, a sort of parable to those who are living in a subjective world, it is easier to see that the fight must continue.We mustn't grow weary, but we must continue to speak truth. The word of God speaks to every aspect of what we see in the headlines, the battle is with those who demand to live by their own standards but get upset when someone lives by their own. At some point we know logically that if everyone pursues their own truth, there simply won't be the acknowledgment of any objective truth and therefore the source of objective truth, the Bible will be viewed as irrelevant and hateful. I just heard of a study where a multitude of college age adults were asked if the Bible would make any difference in the world. It was reported that 41% said it definitely would make a difference, down 9% from just a year ago, and 54 % said it doesn't make any difference, simply irrelevant. 14% (I know its over 100. but somehow this is the result they are giving) claimed it would actually make it worse. Can you imagine?

Thankfully, we have the promises of scripture that we are aliens traversing in a foreign world. Not that we are traveling the globe, but literally our residence as believers is in heaven and at the end of our time serving here, we will be taken home. 

Home is where the people we care for reside. It has a wonderful table where we experience close fellowship and where we have our most serious conversations. We have the ability to go where we would like, to explore new areas never seen by human eyes and to experience food, and smells without the polluted stench of corruption.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Here are a few other verses to look up and study this week regarding growing weary that may offer you some encouragement. Matthew 11:28, Acts 24:4, Galatians 6:9, 2nd Thessalonians 3:13, Hebrews 12:3, Revelation 2:3. Don't forget to read the context so that you can more fully appreciate what is written.

It's time to reclaim your daily joy in serving the Lord, don't allow one more day to pass where the world steals away your joy, rejoice always, in every situation and live for the King. 

Till next time.