We have had our adopted dog Blue since January. And he is family and knows how things work and his place. He is house trained (thank God!) and leash trained and we do one or two long walks a day and about 4 very short walks. We go to the dog park every day or two also to let him run without a leash and just break loose. He eats well, drinks filtered water, is very healthy now with a shiny, soft coat, has a comfy dog bed, sleeps in my son’s room, etc. All this, and he still bolted for a squirrel, got loose from my grip and continued into the only woods on our walking route and had to be caught. Ran like a wild animal with no family that needed to eat that squirrel to live or something.
He is still a wild animal through it all. He is programmed to survive.
And I got to thinking about that. What separates tame from wild? Circumstances? Timing? Breeding?
What about people? What separates Godly from ungodly? Circumstances? Timing? Family upbringing?
For people, it is more. We have the power within our minds to reason and choose morality. We also can ask God for more wisdom and strength when times get tough. This is our God-given built-in, our brain.
And if we stay close to God and choose morality and reason, there is no problem we can not overcome. This is true personally, as a family, as a business, as a state, as a nation, as the kingdom of God.
This is hope, friends. Praise God!😄❤
I am a child of God and love Him so much. I try to follow His will in my life and His instructions from His Word. But when I see dead beat dads, the most selfish and vile of all creatures, it instructions hard for me to keep my mouth shut and just pray for their sorry behinds. If you make a child together, it instructions as not cool, not okay, not Godly, not acceptable to go out and play and have your own way while the wife does everything, even paying. What narcissistic God of yourself are you serving that says you are free to go play and the momma has to go sit at home alone, rejected and now burdened with complete care of a child in every way. How is that in any way, shape or form fair? That is no man but a rotten spoiled boy. Absolutely pathetic. I cannot tell you how disgusting that is and how low would any creature in the world be to sleep with the likes of that, spoiled selfish brat boy. So you see my dilemma? How do I stand up for justice and still maintain my Godly dignity and love? If anyone has any ideas, please shoot them to me. Meanwhile, if you are a deadbeat dad, man up and step up to the plate. It is never too late to quit running away to play and start being a contributing father to your child’s life and their mother’s sanity.
Our home must be our sanctuary from the world. We have to have a place for our family to feel secure in God’s love rather than bombarded by the world’s evil, so prevalent, it seems. Our home is our temporary glimpse of the peace of heaven, or should be. We parents must make it so. It is a purposeful choice to promote and even demand peace and joy and simplicity in our homes. Time in the Bible and verses spread throughout the house help foster this, prayer must be had together, family time around the dinner table fosters this, technology free conversations, etc. We must insist that certain criteria are met that promote Godliness and peace and joy, even to the point of throwing out bad movies, bad talk, negativity, bad games, etc. just to keep God as the focal point. We must be so different in our homes that our children are based in God’s reality and not the world’s opposing viewpoints and we must resist any opposing force to shove their way and gain a foothold or stronghold into our homes. This is imperative. We must maintain the Godly integrity of our homes and families in order to promote a healthy generation to come that has a remnant of this peace and joy from God to spread to others. This will yield security and confidence in our children and teach them what is really important. The things media pushes as important is the exact opposite. When we allow and promote that, our kids get the idea that that garbage really matters at all. And it doesn’t. The moment we simplify and drench ourselves in conversations, family time, peace, joy, Godly matters, we live our lives to the fullest. Nothing else matters. Not one thing.
A man who can truly love his wife is a great man. One who works and pays the bills is an even greater man. But the man who seeks the Lord and loves Him first and foremost is the greatest and wisest of men. Everything else in his world will be easier and work better with greater peace and joy and happiness when the relationship with God is fostered.