I had lunch with the Youth Pastor of my church, who also happens to be my good friend. We talked about a lot of stuff today. We had great conversation. I think we were about finished and we started talking about the kids, how frightened we are for them. How we need to go the Lord in prayer and lift these kids up, cry out to God, "pull them close, protect them".
There is a lot going on in the world today. There's a lot going on in homes that parents just don't see, or they see it and they don't deal with it, because they don't want to or they don't know how to, in either case, in my mind, those are not excuses. If you don't know how, go to God, sometimes it's out of our control, but it can always be in our prayers.
We're on the border of a battle. A battle for souls, the ones we know and the ones we don't. Jesus didn't fight, He prayed, He gave examples, He lived the life of the perfect example. And I think about the time when He cried out to God (I don't know the scripture) -"Forgive them Father for they know not what they do". I think about the people in my life that need to be forgiven, they don't understand the long term affects of their choices. I am crying out to God, watch over Your lambs, Lord, when satan comes close- please move him away, I know they have free will, Lord, but let them know, whisper softly in their ears, scream and yell Lord if You need to, "that's not the way, follow Me".
All I can do is pray, and I will, until I move mountains. The task in front of me is nothing in comparison to the Power behind me. Matthew 17:20
James 5:13-16 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. 14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.