When isolation from those we love draws us closer to God
We don’t always agree with those in our immediate sphere of influence, do we? As the world becomes too loud and boisterous, too polarized, I’m finding myself needing to mend my vexed spirit. How can I keep my planted feet from fighting the urge to mobilize, to keep my mouth from speaking clumsily, to keep my heart from going astray? I don’t agree with a lot of what Christianity today looks like; it’s become unrecognizable to me. I don’t know what Christianity looks like anymore.
I’m by no way perfect but I desire to serve God and magnify His name in my writing, blogging, and with the discipleship of my children via the homeschool. I believe my purpose is not about magnifying my name, but His and what He has done for me. I don’t want to get caught up in the winds of trends and tribes, in the illusion of a better place. Christians are at war with the enemy every day and they must redeem the time. I can’t change the world—it hates me because it hates my Saviour. What I can do is work on one heart at a time, at home, within my sphere of influence, with those that God puts in my life for His glory. I don’t want to fall prey to a trend that is relative, and which will later condemn me for standing contrary to a set of thinking. It’s like the tribalism mindset excluding its own.
I crave to find women, mothers, homeschoolers, victims of church abuses, second-generation US citizens who walk the line with Christ, who know the Saviour as an unchanging force.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52:7
I’m making a concerted effort these days to hide in the comfort of the Lord. Only through God can I equip me with the fortitude needed to longsuffer through the waves of disagreement among those we call family, those we worship the Lord with, those we are confronted by due to our dissenting views. Amos says: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
But under God we can agree to be steadfast, to be uncompromising in the faith, to be swift to reconcile and in my quest to retreat to the bosom of God’s comfort, I won’t slip when I am asked to give an answer for what I believe.
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. Psalms 18:36