Daily Hope Day 20

October 20, 2019

Read – 

JUDGES 2:10 

This scripture burns in my heart. I feel responsible to ensure that the next generation knows who God is, who Jesus is. I cannot allow them to die without Him. I have three children of my own. If you have read my book you know what I have walked through with my oldest child. I feel robbed. I feel like the enemy has purposely attacked my family, my child. This is war. No, seriously, this is literally war. It’s the spiritual war that we all face every single day. We usually don’t even know it’s happening. With my child I have very tangible evidence of it. But I also have very tangible evidence of God’s saving grace. I see it in my two younger children. I see them seeking…following…even chasing. I see them when they don’t know I do – – sitting alone reading their Bibles. I see them playing video games with worship music in their ears. My heart knows the battle is worth the effort. 

I also know full well that this war goes beyond the doors of my own home. I continue to see young people who feel overcome by the struggle of this world…the weight too much to bear. I reach out a hand, extend my heart, and swing the sword of the Spirit on their behalf. Some grab on for dear life and let me pull them in. Others turn away and lay down in the muck and the mire of the world around them. There’s a Lauren Daigle song called Come Alive that I feel deep in my heart every time I hear it, the lyrics are:

Through the eyes of men it seems there’s so much we have lost

As we look down the road where all the prodigals have walked

And one by one the enemy has whispered lies

And led them off as slaves

Ugh…it’s like a gut punch. Its painful and frustrating. Because I know that freedom is just beyond the road they walk on. Complete and total freedom. The road they walk on is dark and difficult. But there is a road well lit that would take them to a whole new life. The songs goes on…

But we know that You are God Yours is the victory

We know there is more to come that we may not yet see

So with the faith You’ve given us

We’ll step into the valley unafraid

And so I position myself near the road with eyes and ears open…just waiting for them to see me. Waiting for them to want my hand. This is what we are called to do. To grow in our faith to the point of overcoming our fear so we can extend a hand. You are called to extend a hand. You are called to share the Love of God in an unlovely world…unafraid, unashamed. So the generation yet to come will know that He is God. 

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Pray – 

Lord, help me to live with my eyes wide open, with my ears tuned to hear their cry. Lord, help me understand that my purpose in this life is to lead them to You. Make clear the opportunities you have planned out for me to do so. I commit this morning that I will go. I will do what You have asked of me. In Jesus name. 

Be Still – 

Now just sit quietly with God, think about the scripture you read, re-read it if need be. Spend the rest of the 15 minutes just being with God.

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