Who are YOU?

Once Joshua died, it didn’t take long for the Israelites to turn away and worship Baal. It only took one generation. The latest Pew Report on religious affiliation shows rapid decline in those who declare themselves to be Christian as well as those who attend church on a regular basis. This decline has been going on for several generations and who knows where it will end? Forty years ago, most states had laws preventing businesses being open on Sunday. Today, people get offended if a business closes on Sunday. It’s not that long ago that sports for youth could not take place until the afternoon so that families could attend church. But then greed took over and stores are now open as if it’s just another day. When Sunday openings first happened, workers had a choice whether or not they were willing to work; now they have no option. Sunday mornings are now for youth sports because their parents want to stay home on Sunday afternoon and watch sports on television. It doesn’t take long to find false gods. If families don’t go to church, how do they learn about their faith? If the parents aren’t there, how can they teach their children? If the children aren’t there, who will teach them? It’s no surprise that so many people don’t identify as Christian, it’s a wonder so many still do. I wonder how many of those who do, know what being a Christian means. If we don’t know what it means, how can we explain it to others? If we can’t explain it, how can we evangelize those around us? Let us be one of those who continues to learn and grow in faith.

And we pray:

Father LORD, Creator of ALL; I come before You this day worshipping Your Essence, Amen. In my life/these days there are so very many false gods/things leading many away from You. Embrace me LORD, Fill me with Your Spirit. Cleanse me, renew me, strengthen me, direct me that Your will be done in my life today and for always I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen. ALL my needs are met by Your Essence, beyond You I need nothing Father. Fill me to overflowing I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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