Thursday, August 16, 2012

Allowed Where?

     'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'  Do you believe that?  Of course it's never too late to start but teaching the Bible to children is the best life guide you can share with them.  The government may block Biblical teaching but your home is a perfect setting to not only teach but to imitate Godly principles.  It can have a 'trickle down' effect from your kids to other kids at school.  The written Word may be banned in public schools but the power of a Godly babe's mouth cannot be shut.
    'Be still and know that I am God.'  Sometimes God uses hardship, like prison, to take away worldly distractions so that we may turn to Him.  I often think God allows people to be locked up not only to protect the city but also to protect them from their own destruction and allow some maturity to take place.  Prison ministry is a life altering chance for many to let them know there is always hope awaiting them.
    Why do we wait?  We are not born with a moral compass but must be taught right from wrong.  If we begin by building a firm foundation within our children, they are less likely to fall to the worldly storms they will encounter.  When they do turn away, lead them back to standing once again on the Rock.
    'When we are no longer a nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.'  Ronald Reagan