The Scriptures tell us the world is no friend of ours. It is especially not a friend to our children. Lately, I’ve been paying more attention to the culture our children are living in and it is downright frightening. I try my best to protect my five year old daughter from the media and other cultural so called norms that I don’t find normal. It isn’t easy! For example, when we’re in the car I’m very careful about what I expose her to on the radio. We listen to a Christian station, a jazz station and we are often popping one of her CDs in. However, to my dismay she still hears about other singers such as Lady Gaga and inquires about her. I simply tell her that she’s five and Lady Gaga isn’t appropriate for her to listen to. Amazingly enough she has said her other friends are allowed to listen to her, and I have to explain that parents have different rules for their kids and these are my rules. Sadly, I’ve realized that we can only shield our children so much from the pop culture that … [Read more...]
The Daily – Obey the King!
I find that the road God has me on is a lonely one at times. It took many years before I began to realize that this is required when you really want to have deep intimacy with the Lord. The closer we get to Him and the more we learn His Word, the more we are able to see the sin in our lives and around us. I have a very strong prophetic and discernment gifting. It sometimes halts me and makes me want to crawl in a hole and hide. You see, when you can see through others and the demonic forces guiding them, it can be a bit alarming. It is not something God wants me to just start spewing out either. God has not prompted me once to specifically call out the sin in another...yet. I am only prompted to pray for them. This is very difficult for me. Especially when I see such blatant error or sin. He has, however, called me to write to the masses... You see, I see things very black and white. There is NO gray. The Word is not gray. It presents life and death...not life, death and … [Read more...]