When I was a child, I spake as a child, but when I became a man, I put childish things aside.
This probably will not be a popular blog… But, I feel it is a necessary one. Don’t hate me when I say the things I’m about to say.
Hey y’all, it’s me, Della again. I’ve been trying to put some thoughts out there about the things, important things, I’ve learned over time…my life. With all the things going on in the world, in today’s time–I learned certain people are threatening nuclear war!!! Can you believe it? Yeah, I can. Has the world been thrown, or purposefully drawn, into a lunatic spin cycle? What is wrong with them? Where is all the “lunatic vagueness” coming from.
Well, to start with, from a Christian world view, which is supposed to be truth from the lens of God, who is the truth, by the way; what is wrong with people today is that they are choosing the wrong meat to eat. Which, by the way, is a wrong CHOICE. (If you want to learn about our choices and where they come from, click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?
I believe the unto fore unheard of irresponsibility of today’s population is at the root of it. Or should I say “the rot” of it? What do I mean? Let’s break it down. Again, Don’t hate me!
I could probably write a book about how this irresponsible behavior began in and around the 1960’s era when Flower Power, rock-n-roll, free sex and hallucinogenic drugs began to flow like a free wheeling river into the cultures. They talked about the power of love, but I believe it was anything but.
Since then almost every child has been led to believe that drinking alcohol, taking drugs and having as many sex partners as you want is a right-of-passage, even in Christianity. It’s as if, out of some dark hole, the culture is spewing something like this: You don’t need integrity, morals, or responsibility towards others. Live totally for yourself! Be anything you want! If if feels good, do it! Is this, or is this not lunacy? I leave that question here for you to answer for yourself.
But I believe–as having been through that culture myself–that we were and are being led down a broad, dark alley into a black trap that is almost impossible to get out of.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11
Not only do the people who believe you don’t need integrity, morals, or be responsible towards others, want you to believe it, they want want this to be who you become, your everyday actions. What they don’t want is for you to conduct your life in any kind of responsible, respectful, or moral, Biblical manner. If you do, you will get a shaming beat down. They will say you are the most un-inclusive, extremist, racist, xenophobe, hate filled, etc, etc, etc. On and on they will go with the shaming, name calling. But we know we are not these things, and we have to vigilantly stand, and hold our ground, because it is a righteous ground.
Are we in a lunatic spin cycle? Do you feel as if your head is spinning? Where did this confusion come from? What can we do about it?
I’ll tell you where it didn’t come from. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:33. Satan is the author of confusion because of his lies. Jesus called Satan the father of lies. Lies cause confusion; they muddy the clear waters so people cannot see to the bottom of the water, the important things in this life, real truth about life and what we are supposed to become, and be.
What are we supposed to become? How do we get out of the lunatic spin cycle of Satan’s lies? Where do we start?
We start with individual choices…and the word of God.
Again, if you want to discuss more about our God-given choices, click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?
The Bible says that when we repent of our sins and accept Jesus into our heart we become a new creature in Christ. The old man (person) passes away and we become a new person. That new person is now under the Kingship of King Jesus. Satan is Beelzebub, PRINCE of darkness. Not a king; a PRINCE, not a king, and is ruler over a PRINCIPALITY, not a kingdom, and certainly not The Kingdom of God! Although, he and his puppets, his bobble-heads who do his evil bidding, would have you to believe otherwise.
But YOUR allegiance as a new creature in Christ (King) Jesus, is to start becoming what he created you to be, (which is now your main responsibility) when he planned you to be born from the foundation of the world; when he wrote a book about you. As such, God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit expect you to let them lead you into all truths; truths about yourself and who He created you to become, and about your fellow man, your neighbor and your family. He created you to become a RESPONSIBLE adult believing and living God’s truths. God said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 1 John 7:4-10 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is God, and whoever loves has been born of God, and knows God.
How do we start to do that? To start becoming a responsible adult in the truth, you first have to recognize the lie. What lie, you might ask? This one: It is a lie that as teenagers it is okay, and expected, for you become drunken and into the impurity of sexual sin. It is a lie that you are expected to rebel against your parents and treat them with disrespect and meanness. God’s truth is this: Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right; honor your father and mother that it may go well with you, and you may live long in the land. Romans 13:13 Let us behave properly, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. Listen y’all, this kind of behavior is childishness, only serving the spirits of selfishness and self-centeredness, which is of Satan. It is a LIE. Let me repeat: It is a LIE. It is confusion. We should tell ourselves, our children, and grandchildren that these things are a lie from Satan and his satanic culture that has worked hard to bring to pass.
Also: Exodus 21:17 Whoever curses his father or mother shall be put to death. This one is a hard one and now this law comes under Jesus and his authority to carry out the judgement. If you’ve ever cursed your parents or cursed at them, and you are having a hard time in life, you are living under the judgement of that curse. Repent of this immediately so your life may right its self through Jesus’s forgiveness. This is why he died for us, to forgive us here on earth for our sins and to move us forward into his righteousness and an adult, and God into blessings us with blessings only an adult can handle. Cursing your father or mother is breaking one of God’s Ten Commandments, so yes that is a grievous sin. It is a crime (sin) against The Kingdom of God, and also childishness.
As a responsible adult we should never mistreat our parents, but honor them. Also as an adult and parent, it is our duty to discipline our children, in the Lord. As a result of the toxic lies coming out of the devil’s black hole of lies, honest, everyday, sane parents began, in the 80’s, to be ridiculed by the media and the government for spanking and disciplining their children. Then they had an arm of the law come in and take peoples’ children just for spanking them. But according to God, and His word, His truth, we parents, who were not abusing our children, but disciplining our children, as parents had for thousands of years, were doing what God expected us to do.
I’m not saying abuse wasn’t out there, cause it was. But mudding the waters by saying spanking was abuse, and vilifying everyday, sane, and loving parents, to me, took away from real abuse by troubled and toxic parents, and put everyone’s attention on spanking and left the real abuse and abusers on the sidelines. But that is just me.
Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod, hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart. I could go on and on with the scriptures that tell us to discipline our children. I’ll ask you this and then leave this part here. Did you believe the culture’s lies that if you spanked or disciplined your child that you were an abuser? Or did you, as a Christian, a believer of Jesus Christ and God the Father, a believer of the Bible as God’s word, go with God and his word?
The toxic culture who led us to believe that alcohol, drugs, sex, and partying, were a right-of-passage, ingrained that lie into all our children, and even us through movies, video games, schools, and colleges. This is natural, they said. Lie. The real damaging thing this culture also taught us was to just look the other way. And even as moral, Godly people, most of us did. When we believed them and did this, we did a grave, immoral injustice to, not only ourselves, but also our children and every generation after us. We, as Christians first, then parents, need to deeply repent of this and begin to abide by God’s word again. It’s okay to realize and say we were wrong. It’s the first step to repentance, recovery, and reconstituting God’s word and law back into the land. Put God, and His principles, His word back into the land and He will heal it.
If my people, who are called by my name shall pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. Here, wicked ways are sin. It means to repent and repent means turn from the way you are going, and go in a different direction.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man (adult), I put my childish ways aside.
So, here, I have dealt with the word responsibility and how it will help you grow into becoming an adult, a Godly person and a sane, righteous parent raising your children as God expects you to do. I touched on how to begin to turn away (repent) from Satan’s lies and stop the insanity spin on your life and, through God’s word, not only let your life begin to right its self, but become a sane thinking adult. Putting Satan’s lies aside, which God views as childishness, and rebuking Satan will begin to clear some of the muddy waters in your thinking, your view of yourself and the insane spinning of this world’s satanic mindset around us. If you would like more information about adulting and responsibility as a Christian, here you go: 1. Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out? And here: 2. Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?
In the next blog, I will talk about other things we can and should do to stop Satan’s spinning lies and how to overcome some of the childishness he has tried to ingrain in every culture. We will bring Satan’s lies beneath the light of God and His love for us and expose Satan for who and what he is: The Father of Lies!
Thank you for hanging in there with me on this longer and rambling blog!
I love you all and so does our Lord, Jesus.
If Jesus is NOT your Lord and Savior today, why not let him become your savior. Just tell him you are sorry for breaking God’s laws and you want him, Jesus to come into your heart. If you do your part, he will do his! He loves you so much and I know if you are reading this he is drawing you near to him because he wants to give you the eternal life he promised us all. But in order to get it we have to come to it through and by him.
Let me know if you did. I would love to hear your comments or testimony about how Jesus has changed your life and exposed Satan’s negative lies in your life!
With love, from Romance & the Homestead,
If you would like to see and example about the wrong way to discipline a child compared to God’s way, you will love my first book in the second set of stories in my Snowflakes series, Carolina Snowflakes.
No one knew the depth of darkness in Chase Boudreaux but Chase. Or why it was there, but him. No one knew how much he wanted to get out of that darkness and live a different life, but Chase and God. No one knew the answer to his heart cry, but God. And no one knew the depth of his despair at how far off the mark he knew he had failed, not even him, even though many loved him and tried to help him. Why did he believe that true redemption was for everyone but him?
Come find out about Chase, his struggles and the people who truly loved him and laid down their life to help him, especially his faithful, loving, and beautifully loyal wife, LaBell Noel Boudreaux. Chase’s story will make you smile, break your heart and make you cry, but through his story your faith in a loving God will be reaffirmed! Plus you will fall in love with the love and romance in this story between Chase, LaBelle and Chase’s marine buddy, J. P. in, To Love Thine Enemy!
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One reviewer wrote: This is the 4th book in Ms. Strickland’s Snowflake series. In the Nevada Snowflake series, descriptions of the countryside brought back memories of when I lived in the high plains. I could smell the dust! I have greatly enjoyed all these books, but “To Love Thine Enemy” is my favorite so far. In all her books, she uses enough description for the reader to picture the scene but not so much as to get bogged down in excess words. “To Love Thine Enemy” is a very different kind of story with surprises thrown in. Without giving too much away, the “grave reminiscin’s” were a very pleasant surprise. It makes you think differently. And I actually cried at the end, which I rarely do when reading a book. Great job, Della!
Here is the first in my Snowflakes series, Snowflakes in Nevada.
Dance thought he was over Molly, but when he saw her again he knew that connection was still there. But trust did not come easy once it was broken.
How can their story have a happy ending? Come find out in The love of the caretaker!