The struggle is real…
An American election can be controversial, and generally there’s some logic on both sides of the argument. This was a different year, and not one I care to repeat. However, as the continuum flows and our New President prepares to take office, the wolves are barking at the door.
One of my favorite passages speaks of a time when the wolves are knocking at the door, and the shepherd warns his flock. He talks about taking heed over yourselves and your flock, whom the Holy Ghost has made you overseers. In this particular section of the Bible, Acts 20: 28 – 34, the author is speaking to pastors, leaders in the church. But in this present day, in the days where the wolves threaten to cause grief among the people, among the flock, the author says men shall arise and speak perverse things, drawing away the disciples for a period of three years.
Have we not experienced the pull of evil men separating God’s chosen leaders of his flock from the truth, from the people?
I believe it’s time to claim God’s promise of Grace which will build us up…
28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Verse 32 says, ” I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.”
God’s promise is just as true now as it was then. He promises his word, the Bible, which is filled with Grace, to build you up and give you an inheritance among all men which are sanctified.
We must pray for God’s grace to fill us, build us up, and provide for our inheritance – Heaven.
And yet still… As a part of our inheritance, we are invited to pray for our nation, for our souls, for health, and we are granted answers to our prayers.
God sees your heart. God sees your soul, and how you choose to live. God knows whether you’ve asked forgiveness and repented of your sin.
You don’t have to be perfect, come to God where you are and ask him to forgive you for your sin, and renew your heart for Him.
Be a man after God’s own heart.