How faithful is our God?
Last year was difficult for many of us. I think a lot of people blamed the government and the economy. Mostly true. But if we are honest with ourselves and look deeply within ourselves, we are contributing factors as well. As a community, we are not connected. There are just as many Liquor Stores as there are Churches and today's youth have no idea what it means to worship.
Oftentimes, people think that the law doesn't apply to them and that is to include God's law. His book of truth and His guide to our every day living. Yes, it can be difficult to understand how something written over 2,000 years ago can apply to "us" today. But trust me, I have found it to work whole heartedly. It isn't easy, and you cannot do it alone. But if you get involved in your local Church, root yourself in His promises and truth and then apply that to your life, someone close to you will notice your change, your faith and your light. God is seeking obedience, not perfection.
It will become a domino effect. I've seen it happen in my life. I wasn't always saved, believe it or not, my son was saved first. He lived with his dad and that's a whole another topic. But after my Salvation, I prayed fervently for my daughter and a year later, she was saved.
My Lord and Savior can take me to Heaven whenever He so desires. My children's names have been added to the book of life and I can rest in peace.
Let's believe that this year, God's presence will show up in a mighty way. That fewer kids will be arrested and more parents, adults, teachers and the like will get involved to unite in love. In the end, love is the key.
Love for a great start in this year of new Grace.