I don't know about everyone else, but God has really been speaking to my heart lately. I believe that we are in the last days! The Lord will be coming back soon, and that has got me to thinking about our family. I feel that one way that Satan has attacked our country is in the use of distraction. In America, a life of ease and comfort has distracted us from carrying out Gods purposes for our lives. We have become so wrapped up in our lives, activities, sports, celebrities, and media of all kinds. Many of us have ceased to watch the signs and prepare.
Matthew 24:37-39 tells us: "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." If you look at our society, this is us. We have become complacent in our faith, and in our devotion to The Lord and His ways. We have allowed the wicked to have their way, because we are too busy to notice what's happening.
We watched a show on Netflix last night called The Daniel Project. The point of it was to point out biblical prophecies, and how they have all come true. There are only a few left, and the world is prepped for them right now! This was a powerful reminder to me. We Christians here in America will likely face perilous times, much like the rest of the world. Of course, we all hope for the rapture to occur before this, but lets not plan on that...lets be prepared for what may lie ahead. We need to be families of action. We need to stop allowing ourselves to be distracted by this World, and begin preaching the truth in love. We need to minister and encourage each other in our difficult journeys. We need to be prepared to face a kind of persecution we have never faced before. Unity will be of utmost importance during these end times. We need to be about the business of our Father in heaven, and training our children to do the same!
It's so much easier to just live our daily lives focused on ourselves and our ambitions. I'm thinking about ways that I can get my family more involved in service, and more attuned to watching the signs. Have you had this discussion with your family lately, and is so...what kind of plans are you making?