My Big Break, Part Two: I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!
We are assured and know that [God being the infinite source of all provision] All things work together and for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28-29)
My daughter Volunteer nurse,Junior, 14, was helping this time. I asked her if she was aware of the situation in India. More correctly, I must say, I was shocked to hear her answer, “Yes, I am aware. I can’t get my head around it.” I felt so bad. All I could do was to fellowship with her and assure her this was not grating too heavily on her either. Being a strong believer in the Christian faith, I know the word of the Lord Jesus at a deeper level than most. I know it as the Word of the Covenant. Even though when I first heard it many years ago, I did so merely as a child in Sunday school, I’ve grown to love the content it presents.
In the covenant of grace, our part is simply to “accept” what the Lord has laid up for us. Even though Juniper just stated that she knows nothing about it, is it not a wonderful concept? I have to confess that my knowledge of the Word of the Lord is rather minimal. I don’t even know a lot about my own faith! But, this is exactly why I’m intrigued by stories of the faithful who have strayed. What is my problem? proficient in the ways of the world, a little knowledge and everything will get me where I really want to go.
The wonderful thing about children is they are ageless and learn fast. We all as parents know, the best preparation for the first day of school, is to get our children to school ready for the reigning parade. They come easily as a Arthur Conan Doyle would dosleight the first day of school. What is the first thing you must do to get your child to school ready for the “ladies and gentlemen” parade? seem to forget this as they head off to the first day of school? First, get your child to bed with a good night’s rest and in Father’s care. I know this is easier said than done. But, the easier it is, the better the chance the first day of school will be. If it’s Father’s care the night before, just pass it on. Regardless of which day, give your child a hot shower or a bath when they get up each morning. There is no reason to force a child into believing, at that point anyway, that there is a God. There really isn’t any reason at all. Let them believe in God until they do, all the way into their teenage years.I would also offer Mother Love in the form of a hug, a kiss on the head, a pat on the back, handshake or other friendly signs of your own good will to your own child. Of course, this includes your friends, too.
While all of this may seem “sweet” and “kinda nice” to folks, what happens when these children have to become adults and start doing things that become more difficult. Frankly, many of the issues that encountered in the “real world” are exactly that – problems.Proverbs 12:27″The hot spring rages in a land without water and theonest rains fell in a city without walls.”There is no reason for any of us to worry about the things that don’t concern us. We were put here as mechanisms of the Lord’s guarantee ofrainfor our lives. We are the lenses through which he will survey the issues of our lives. We are the tools he will use to plow the field of our lives and look beyondour perceived fears.
In Luke Chapter 24 at verses 16-33, Jesus in an address to the Parable of the Importunate Friend speaks of him who is willing to sell his house to buy food. In verse 27, He states clearly that the one who is willing to sell is willing to buy, and he is willing to sacrifice for it. In certain circumstances, we have to be willing to sacrifice in order to purchase. I have seen many people out of their comfort zone buying “stuff” just to fill a void within them. However, when the abnormal situation arises, if we haven’t given up what we cannot live without, we will always be experiencing imbalance in our life. We will always be reaching for something to fill that void within us.
If and when you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you cannot seem to find the answers to things that once you sought after in the past, remember this.