I would like to explain myself a little about yesterday’s post. I am sure that I probably didn’t convey with words exactly what I was thinking. This blog is named “my daily thoughts” for a reason. I have no agenda, but to share my heart. My heart is for The Lord Jesus Christ. In just about every thing I do, my thoughts are centered on Him. I can’t say entirely, but I try to keep focused upon Him, whether it be in pleasure, relationships, business, etc. II Corintians 10:4-5 says this, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” Now, this is impossible to do completely in this flesh. But there is only one way that I know to be fairly successful at it. It is to stay saturated with His Word, and to have fellowship with Him. That’s it. There are no other secrets.
The reason I directed the post to my children was not a guilt trip for being a sorry parent. There are no perfect parents. Yes, if all were to do over again I would do some things differently. I believe I may be a better grandparent than I was a parent. I have more experience now. Hopefully, I’m more wise. I believe I’m more gentle, and attentive. And, like they say” you can always send your grandchildren home”. But my kids didn’t turn out bad. In fact, I am very proud of them in their own ways, and for different reasons. Some are very biblically minded. They walk with Christ on a daily basis.
I want my family, friends, and all that I love, to also receive the message sent yesterday. In fact, I would like the whole world to receive the message to enjoy Christ now. Not to wait for some future day. My prayer for everybody is the same as Paul’s in Phillipians 3:10,” that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection”. No, I have great kids. I love them, and they love me. They respect me. They know how their Dad thinks and talks. They didn’t take it as a bad, public rebuke. Because it wasn’t. They know that I wouldn’t do something like this on a public forum. They know what their Dad meant. They know that my prayer for my loved ones is the same as David’s was to his. He wanted God’s best for them, as well as I do
Jude says it very well. I love these words as much as any in Scripture.
24 Now to Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
I want them to fall in love with Christ.