I've started a series of letters to my little baby boy, that hopefully one day he will get to read and (hopefully) be inspired by (if not embarrassed by)
This is letter will hopefully be one that you will keep around for a long time, read it over and over and then share it with your future children. I am burdened and sad. Why? Well, for one thing, this world is getting scarier and scarier, especially for young children born in a church atmosphere because honestly, this world is not liking us church folk very much.
You see, some people are not very discerning with what they say or do. Even if they are sincere in their heart and mean well, they fail to ask God for guidance, which is a HUGE no-no and that leads them to say/do things that do not glorify God the right way and it ends up hurting more than ministering. I'm not talking about people who don't know God yet...I'm talking about church people, son.
When you grown up, you will see lots of things that will be disturbing to your little heart, both inside and outside of the church. I want you to remember one thing: people will always be people, and they do not define who God is. God defines Himself in Jesus, who came to save His people and give them life...what people say/do can't change God because God cannot change!
"For I am the LORD, I change not" Malachi 3:6
Lay your expectations on Him, David! Don't look to people for fulfillment because you will be really disappointed, son. We are not meant to fill voids...if that was so, Calvary would not have happened! Instead, look to Jesus as an example of what to say/do. It's not bad to have earthy, godly people as role models but we should never put them above God...our most important role model ever!!
Be kind to people. Listen intently. Speak softly. Know that you are royalty because the King of kings has called you to be and poise yourself with dignity, honesty, and charity. People will be people but we must still forgive and we must respond correctly, the way Jesus wants us to.
Even in our home, mommy and daddy may not always be on the ball because we are human and do fail. Just know that the way you respond is what God is watching for. We each have to give an account to the Lord for the things we say/do...let the Lord be the judge, David boy, and you just do what He commanded...to love.
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." John 15:12
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