A Reflection of Who I Am

Preparing for our day of prayer this Saturday, my heart and prayers goes out to the parents who suffer the disrespect of their children. What have you sacrificed to keep them clothed and fed?

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them” Ephesians 5:11 NIV –

Some time when you recognize that evil exists in your child, you feel your hands are tied and you begin to believe your only alternative is to throw in the towel and give in; hold on and just pray that God will show you the way to survive it. Pray that the Lord will work a miracle in your child’s life to show them the damage that they are doing to themselves, as well as, their family. Exposing them for who they are is not something that really has to be done in today’s world of social media they are exposing themselves for who they really are in their text and posts.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV

Facebook, twitter, Linkedin and such release the inhibitions of many who have lost sight of being Christ-centered at all times. It’s not like they haven’t been taught properly and with discipline. The streets, school and friends have a lot to influence their behavior and personality as they seek maturity.”If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5Pray unceasingly for guidance. Your sacrifice was not for nothing. This period too will pass.

Deborah Smart is a Biblical Counselor under the R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Biblical Counseling Ministry of Green Grove Baptist Church located 240 Cushman Avenue, West Berlin, New Jersey 08091  email:ggcounseling@gmail.com

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