Good Evening my dears..
How are you all?
A very cold day here in Maritime Canada again ..
We have had such a lovely warm Fall that these temps simply surprise us.. smile..
Hanging clothes out on the line today my hands were so cold..
Not many line days left, I am thinking..
Instead of a how to kind of post today I am writing just words..
I read a post today that got me thinking..
It was kind of about this ME generation we are living in..
We live in such a blessed day and although there is strife on every hand we still have so much more then there has ever been down through the ages..
So much more..
I grew up in a poor home..
We had food on the table and a roof over our heads..
Our Dad worked very hard at his job and then fixed up old cars in the evenings after he got home to try and make enough to renovate our home and get a few extras..
We did not have much but I did not feel less or even think about the fact that we were poor ...
In our home Jesus Christ was the centre and the church family meant so much to us..
Hospitality was a given..
Any visiting preacher or friend usually found their way to our dining room table...
We did not have fancy food..
I do not remember having anything except moose or deer steak until I married Terry..
Beef steak was not something we could afford..
But whatever we had my parents shared whenever they could..
Down through the years since we married our family have not had to go without.. ..
We both worked hard and God has blessed that..
Although we are not rich we do not need to fret..
All that could change in a moment ...All could be lost..
The world is on a rock and roll trip and we don't know what kind of destruction could be around the corner..
The only solid thing we really have it the God of our soul.
He alone remains the constant..
To be honest I get so fed up with parents trying to give their children everything that is available for them..
Don't get me wrong..
I loved giving my children more then I ever had growing up but when it becomes necessary for families to work harder at providing the entertainment and gadgets then it does to give them a family life based on Christ then there is something wrong with the picture..
The question of where will my child spend eternity is not even a consideration anymore in the world at large..
The Bible is not anything that they use to base their lives on.
Some do not even believe it to be true let alone necessary..
Life is about ME and MINE..
What anyone does is not an issue so long as it does not interfere with ME..
Parents focus more on keeping up with whatever is current and entertainment events then with family devotions or deeming it necessary to take their family to church..
When I meet someone who once lived for the Lord and then turn their back on Him I am always amazed..
Not that they turned their back on Christ because people fall away.. But when they take their children with them and don't even care about how it will affect their eternal souls then I just can't grasp it..
From the very first breath that wee babe took until they lay me in the sod my life is not about ME anymore..
It is about that sweet smelling bundle that I hold in my arms..
They grow up and build their own lives but my life is still about them and theirs..
The only thing on this earth that I will take with me to Heaven are my precious children...
I just pray oh Lord..
Don't let me fail...
I know that so many of you who read this blog do not fit this situation.. You love God and your families and you work hard at putting Him at the centre of your homes and lives but you are not the majority..
This world is on a one way street..
Very wide and very accommodating..
It leads away from the creator of our souls..
We so need to put Him back in his rightful position..
First in our lives and our thoughts and our homes..
We need to decide that it is not about ME but it is about HIM...
I hope I have not upset you but every once in awhile as an older keeper of the home I feel a need to share a few things that lay upon my heart..
Our world needs God and we must share the good news..
Jesus Christ fills the empty spaces of hearts and homes..
He makes a difference...
Take care dear hearts...