I know it is very had to deal with first hand but, families do fall away from us because of Christ our Savior, Because we have the light of Christ it shows us and them that they do not want to come to Him. The so-called offense is in them. They can’t or won’t see the reason why. Only God can open their eyes. We can’t live like they do anymore. It is not of ourselves. We live for for Jesus only. What does light have to do with darkness, nothing? Yes, we all were in the dark away from God. We think we know Him but, we are not able to see because of our fallen nature. Anything less than living your life for Him is not acceptable. It is a fact that if you are born again, saved, your life is changed forever. That Christ will change you to who he wants you to be. We have no part in that, except obeying. It’s called being sanctified to His likeness. It is irresistible grace. We are not sovereign He is. How can you have any control over God, your creator?
Every time I think I understand, I am in another trial. That is so we learn to pray and do His will not ours. I think of my brother being with the Lord and wish I was also. I get upset and try to fix the not fixable and it goes on and on. Then I learn why did I do this. It is because of our fallen nature (flesh) that is still wanting control. I cannot control what will be. I have not helped things by anything I have done. I have to let it go, because I am a sinner that knows the truth. All I want is for my other brother to belong to the Lord. I feel like Jonah because I don’t want his wife to also. That is wrong but, it is in my head. I see my brother in denial blaming me. I could not even be there when my brother died because he sees red when I am around. For what? Because he feels guilty about his actions. I do think he is being convicted. I did all the Lord had me do. Yes, I have issues and get set off at times. I cried and released it during stages of grief before he passed. That was good for me as I now see. Anyway it is not of me to change anything it belongs to God’s .
My brother did fight the good fight. He sees how he was enabled to do so now. It was through our one Mediator, Savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ. I am hurt and probably will always be. I know the Lord will work all these hurts out according to his will. It’s because it is Him they reject not me. What does light have to with darkness, nothing? I see that in my family. Instead of pulling together we are farther apart than ever. Only those chosen of God can come to the light….. We have the Lord what shall we need. When we get into trials we are learning but, we should reach upward and move through it more quickly. Lord help me to do so. Without you nothing is possible. With you all is possible.
Everywhere you see evil taking over. All of us in the world see it. Are you going to stand up and give your life to Christ only? If not, it could be that you will never be able to. If you are able, you should do it now. Because God has plans for your tomorrow either with or without him.
God blesses those who confess Him as their Savior to the world.
Matthew 7:21-23 New King James able. Version (NKJV)
I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!