Monday, October 3, 2011

Prayers FOR School

Have you prayed for the leaders of our school systems lately? Often times when we pray to God, we forget about those who run the school systems. They have a difficult job and often times have to make hard decisions.
We must pray that our school leaders across the country lead in such a way as to be pleasing to God.
On September 22, 2011 a story was released about a young man in Texas who was suspended from his high school for speaking out against homosexuality. According to the story, the child was in German class when the discussion turned to religion and homosexuality. The young boy told his friend he felt homosexuality was wrong, the teacher over heard him and he was suspended from school.
This is the type of story we are used to hearing about in places outside of the US, certainly not in Texas. We must pray for our school systems and leaders of our country. “First of all, then, I urge supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we made lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
In addition to praying for the hearts of the leaders to be softened to the word of God, we must continue to teach our children to hold fast to the word of God. Young people face a vast array of adversity when they are doing their very best to let their light shine among their peers. We as parents and Christian adults can be of great encouragement to them to press on!
I am reminded of what the Lord Jesus Christ said in John 15:18-19, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as it’s own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
Christian young people and adults alike, if you are feeling like you don’t fit in this world because of your Christianity, good for you! You are heading the right way, keep on following the Lord with every ounce of your being. May we seek to be sanctified in Him!

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