I receive prayers daily, and I do my best to share them on Facebook and even on a group at work that I stumbled upon, actually that God led me to and here is today’s prayer:
This world is quickly trading your truth for a lie and calling it the truth. I pray that I would reject the lies in this world and would live to chase after your truth. I pray that I would pursue righteousness always so that I can know you more, lead my family to also walk in your righteousness. Lord, you are all that matters in this world.
In Jesus’ name, AMEN!
Sadly, the world has turned away from God. I remember in school we used to say a prayer every day before school started. And sadly, now they don’t, in fear it would offend someone. We have become so politically correct.
Do churches even preach out of the Bible anymore? If they did, they would learn that marriage is between a man and a woman, not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. That is not how God designed marriage.
According to Genesis 2:20 “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Bible Gateway KJV 2022)
In Genesis 2:20 God wanted Adam to have a helper a help meat so he caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep and Eve was created from man to be his helper or help meat.
Matthew 19:3 Says “The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Bible Gateway KJV 2022)
If this offends someone that, let it offend someone, but this is what the Bible says and I believe the Bible. I don’t take anything away from the Bible and I don’t add anything to the Bible.
The Bible also says this in Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” (Bible Gateway KJV 2022)
Abomination is a strong word meaning “a thing that causes disgust or hatred and their abomination of indulgence”
But then again it seems like the world has turned away from what the Bible says.
I don’t look forward to the month of June anymore. The symbol of the rainbow has become the symbol of sin, instead of it’s biblical promise that God will not flood the earth again. The rainbow that was once a sign of the covenant or promise between God and Noah has been made into a mockery of sin, see the scripture below:
Genesis 9: 11 “And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.” (Bible Gateway KJV 2022)
About two years ago, our church was searching for a pastor and our church was adamant that all the candidates meet the qualifications set forth in the Bible:
1 Timothy 3 says “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (Bible Gateway KJV 2022)
And in our search of a pastor many were disqualified after the first verse the husband of one wife.
We wanted to please the Lord in our pastoral search. It ended up taking us 1.5 years to fill the position and we are extremely satisfied with the person the Lord blessed us with.
I was on the search committee, and I was naïve when the search started, I thought we would meet a few times and, in a month, or two we would find someone, like qualified pastors just grew on trees. We met regularly for the 1.5 years and prayed intensely. The entire church prayed, and we certainly didn’t want to divide the church either.
But I started questioning what is taking so long? Was it something we were doing wrong? Were we not praying hard enough? Why was it taking so long to fill the position? All the while, the Lord was making sure to fill the pulpit every week. It was such a blessing; we never went without someone filling in. The Lord reminded me to have faith and patience and that his timing is perfect timing, just like with Abraham when God promised to make Abraham into a great nation. Abraham had to wait on God’s perfect timing.
The person we hired is young and I believe the Lord was preparing him for the position. We were looking in different states interviewing people from all over, and the person that the Lord sent us lived 6 miles from our town, so he and his family are local. It turned out so well. And we stuck to what the Bible says and found someone that meets all the qualifications of a pastor according to the Bible and we are truly blessed.
However, it seems like the Bible is just a guide in today’s society and the world is not following it and that is scary!