Good morning all-
It's time to get down and dirty this morning on a subject that has been on my mind a lot. It really isn't just for boys, girls are struggling too but it's about leadership, drive to provide and a willingness to lay down their lives for someone. It's about being the man God called them to be and it's about the deception that is wreaking havoc on this generation.
Many of you may say that what I'm describing is to severe for the drug everyone believes will be legal in the US within a few years. I'm talking about Marijuana. And you may be wondering why I even care. I care because I have someone close that is using this drug and thinks there's absolutely nothing wrong with it but then again this same boy doesn't want to get a job, doesn't want to really go to school and would rather sit in a basement alone.
This is just one of the many temptations for our boys/men today. They are being desensitized to pornography, hatred, religious war, devious behavior, criminal intent, rape, battering and abuse. All around them lies consequences and they are willing to take those consequences for whatever drug of choice they choose. The drug could be as simple as a video game, a lack of direction, or the sense of numbness that this generation is fighting against. Whatever the poison, it is poison in the waters and I think it's time we as women took a stand and stood in the gap. Our Christian leaders and men are already praying about this, so I think we need to join them in raising up our boys, teenagers and young men to God and asking Him alone to open their eyes, release them from the temptation and provide a Holy direction.
Life is about choices and we can't make them for them. They are in control of their minds, hearts and souls. However, we have the ability to stand in the gap, fight the darkness and ask God to do a miracle in their hearts. Eventually, they will be at a crossroads and I want my prayers to be heard so that if God so chooses He chooses to save the men around me and around the world.
Fighting the darkness is worth it to see one boy come out of the grips of temptation. And believing that Jesus is faithful is worth it always. So let's ask the best role model in the world to guide our boys and men to Him. Let's pray for them and ask God to open their eyes, hearts and minds to Him. Let's believe that the power of this world can be overtaken by faith, perseverance and love. I know that the dark is tempting but the light is freeing. May the God of my heart heal the hearts of boys and men all over the world and may His light shine brightly as the women of the world pray for them!
1 Timothy 6:9 (NIV)
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Luke 22:46 (NIV)
“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” Jesus Arrested
Matthew 6:13 (NIV)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
O, Lord my God you are faithful in all ways. I and others are coming to You today to ask for a revival in the hearts of our boys and young men. As I pray, I am asking You to turn them away from sluggish behavior and damaging temptations. Please cover them and give them courage to step away from the darkness and all the temptation in the world. Give them eyes to see their lives through new glasses and help them become men of You. In the midst of these unknown soldiers are great leaders for You. I realize that they may have to find themselves out of the dark but please deliver them so that they can bring forth more boys and men into the fold. Their souls are crying out but their minds are going toward the temptation of hate, drugs, pornography, laziness and unrest. Please give them rest in Your wings, perseverance in their souls and a fire for You that burns stronger than any temptation. I come to You believing that You will do a mighty work in this generation and that You will bring forth great leaders that will fight the good fight and spread the gospel all over the world. And to the one that is close to me, I pray for a miracle on His life, a change in direction and a path full of hope, promise and You! In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!