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I so agree. The decay is in a rapid spiral downward. I work for a University and you can see the decay in body exposure a little more in each class that comes through.
Each step down becomes the new reference. It's like you can boil a frog in a pan of water and he will never know the temperature has been changed if you turn up the heat ever so slowly.
I prayer walk. As I run my work orders in different buildings, I pray over the students and the Professors and staff in my mind. I tell everybody I meet, "It's a great day!" Sometimes they beat me to it and say, "It's a great day, Mark!"
Most of our Professors really are nice. A Professor told me, "Mark, I spend so much time preparing lessons and doing papers, I don't have time for indepth thought."
As you pointed out, only with an anchored reference [Scripture] do we realize just how rapid the decay is.
That's why I am so glad you made a website like this, so we can come here and get recharged.
I tweet on twitter. I try to mix my tweets up to attract a variety of followers and in my short bio, I say I follow back. I automatically follow back new followers. Tonight, I was looking through the new followers to see any Christians or positive motivators I could list and there it was, Lucifer Tweets and its bio said, "You know who I am." To be honest, it scared me to death. I started praying and unfollowed. I emailed my Christian sister to get her feeling if I should let that person follow me. She said, "No, Mark. Give no place to the devil." So I blocked them. But if you will, would you pray with me that the Lord would come to that person's rescue? Thanks.
I love these thought provoking forums.
One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is Neh 5 vs 7, after Nehemiah travels around Jerusalem ingognito to investigate the situation, the scripture says that he CONSULTED WITH HIMSELF to figure out what to do. The Lord commisioned Nehemiah to do a certain task in life, so he was trained and equipted by the Lord to do this work.
We are at a point of moral decay and confusion in our nation that requires some radicalism to turn things around and get things going in the right direction. What is written in the OT is instructive for us, God was always at work raising up kings, priests and prophets to bring about reform when it was needed.
I agree so much. That's why it's good for Christians to encourage each other to tarry on, huh? On that one follow I mentioned, I just felt a real heaviness about it. I prayed and am fasting through and I feel much better about it now. I am asking the Lord that someday walking in Eternity, that, that person and I can lay our crowns at Jesus' feet together. I have new age followers and I certainly don't mind at all.
I'm not sure where in the body I am at, maybe the little toe, :-))
I am diagnostic technician so I try to view the Lord at lot as Design Engineer, but I always worry a lot that I am going to be taken wrong and I never want to cause any problems in the body of Christ or really any where.
I tried to explain to another technician who thinks logically in his work, not to switch hats when thinking about the natural world-look at the interdependencies that have to be satisfied, in the same way he does in his work, but he couldn't make the connection, so I submitted to the friendship and just pray about it.
I spent 24 years of my adult life in party central even though my sisters and mom were Christians. They planted a lot of seeds in me and continually prayed over them and the Lord came to my rescue. So I try to do that.
But some are called to hold back the tide; to hit it head on and I totally agree with that. I am so grateful I found this link on twitter for Kingdom Insight and Kingdom Insight allowed me to join. It's a wonderful place to share, to ponder and to pray for one another.