Friday, October 10, 2008
"And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold,
Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:
and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
~ Luke 22:31
My soul is stirred and my heart is grieved...
In Christ's church, among His children, born-again believers,
tolerance of sin, acceptance of sin, and participation in sin
is on the rise.
We praise God in one breath
and He is mocked in our actions.
There is so much tolerance, acceptance, participation in sin
that there is such an absence of separation, of righteousness,
of godliness, of boldness in love and in Truth.
Brethren are growing weary, are growing weak, are faltering,
are compromising, are stumbling, are falling away.
May we examine our own hearts and our own lives.
May we take notice of the brethren. May we encourage them.
May we return to our knees and cry out in prayer...
"...that thy faith fail not... strengthen thy brethren."
Revive Your church, Lord. Revive Your people.