As I sit and listen…as I wait and seek out the word of the Lord today…all I can hear is “It’s time to fight”.
This is a season of war…the method of fighting just might look different than what you believed a war season would look like. In this war we are fighting for FAMILY.
The time is now, to fight for family, our children, innocence, purity, freedom, independence, morality, righteousness, justice…Not only is America under attack from enemies within, but so is the family unit. We’ve stayed silent for too long.
It’s time to release our roar. Roar in worship, prayer and thanksgiving.
We fight with worship, staying steeped in scripture so we know the truth, praying without ceasing both in word and spirit, giving thanks, blessing others, encouraging, etc…We fight by having and acting in faith and not fear. We fight when we only agree with truth and refuse to give space for lies. We fight when we continually come to God, knowing we can do nothing on our own.
I never imagined I would live through a time on the earth when it is seen as aggressive to speak truth…to believe in right and wrong…to have boundaries…but here we are.
The world feels upside down and completely out of whack…but what I really see is God stirring up His remnant and moving us to the frontlines. It’s so interesting that now the frontline is at home. He’s restoring family and it appears that is the most aggressive thing to do.
As the church (universal) we can either stay in disbelief over what’s happening and how swiftly it’s occurred, or we can lace up our boots and allow our entire lives to become intentional.
It’s time to fight.
Fight by reaching back into our roots and returning to a simpler lifestyle. Learn how to live from home. Learn how to not be busy. Learn how to love those in your home first. Learn how to minister to those in your home first.
The fight is family.
Our ministry to others should never supersede our ministry to our family unit. God put that within me years ago. Whenever I would pray about what ministry He wanted me to have, He would say…”Family first. Minister to your family first.” It’s ingrained within my heart…and yes, sometimes I have neglected it…but now that I have walked out repentance and completely altered our lifestyle, I’m finding what I never imagined I would find…Freedom.
I feel so free every morning when I wake up and we live our day by the schedule we have chosen. I feel free when my children learn right next to me and I am completely aware of what they are being taught. I feel free as I watch my children’s personalities bloom and they become much more confident because they aren’t forced into the peer pressures they were once living in. They are so much happier. It’s so worth it.
We fight this fight together, and every day they are seeing the value of family. They are desiring to live lives rooted in family too. It’s fast becoming a legacy…and I imagine that was God’s plan from the start. To no longer have me hand my children over to others for education and social learning, and for them to work it out with me and each other.
Thank You God for knowing exactly what we needed. Lead us every day and give us wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Hide Your word in our hearts. Help us to all be refined. I surrender my family to You, God. Have Your way in our home. We belong to You. Let the call to family rise in this moment. Let others hear and heed that call. Let the believers lead the way into what’s next. Pour out Your Spirit on us as we choose to walk in Your ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9