I have been feeling like a little fish swimming upstream. All around me I see every kind of immorality. I don’t want to hear one more sad story with lives left hurting and bleeding. Because I am a mom I have become so much more sensitive and concerned about what I see. In four short years, Lydia will be 12 and many of these issues she will inevitably be facing. I desire to teach my children to always act in love toward others, for God is love, but at the same time I want them to see sin for what it is– something that is outside God’s will for them. Boy, I didn’t realize what a heavy responsibility parenting would be! I get a little defeated feeling when I think about the society and culture that I fear my grandchildren are going to inherit. My biblically based values seem old fashion even to myself. These things have been VERY heavy on my heart.
I read this word this morning and God used it to really speak to me. There is a Rita Springer song that I ADORE called, Like You Jesus from her Created to Worship album. (I want Moving With the Lamb played at my funeral.) I have been listening to her a lot lately on Rhapsody. She feels like a good friend encouraging me in my faith and helping to fill my heart full with worship. In the song there is a line that brings me to tears everytime. “Set my face like flint before you now; my life I recommit here as I bow. I love it when you gently kiss my brow and whisper it’s alright.”
Is there a scripture that talks about setting your face like flint? I saw that line again in this word and I am so encouraged. No matter what I see around me I am NOT going to take my eyes off of Jesus. He is the Rock that I stand on and he will give me strength to stand strong!!!! I pray He does so for my children and grandchildren, as well.
HOLY GHOST BOUNCER
I AM setting doorkeepers into place. These are like Holy Ghost bouncers, throwing out the profane and keeping watch over the holy. I have given you the keys of authority and your vote makes a difference. Lock the profane out and guard the holy place in your life, your refuge, your resting place, your family, your church, your fellowship and your community. Yes, when you stand at the door, you are facing the stubborn rebellion of mind-sets, demons and cultural bias. They are powerful foes, but as you lean on Me, I will not only set your face like flint, I will also give you strength to stand. Together we shall drive out the unclean and rebuild the line of demarcation.
Isa 1:25-26 NLT
Afterward I will give you good judges and wise counselors like the ones you used to have. Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice and the Faithful City.”