Years ago, there were more "church mothers/fathers" and other older women/men to teach the younger women/men about how to decently conduct themselves. Now, that doesn't happen as much.
This morning, our Lord shared with me that too many Christians are selfish and consuming upon their own lusts...
The Word of GOD commands in Galatians 6:2 - KJV, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."
More people need to be taught but there aren't enough holy unselfish teachers...
It's good to pray for folks but more Christians need to sacrifice time and money to invest in heathen people and needy Christians. Not enough Christians are in the trenches with elbows rolled up helping others in practical ways. There are assortments of ways to help with NO expectation of money to be paid. Washing neighbors' cars, shoveling snow, handy work, grocery shopping for elderly and shut-ins, visiting nursing homes, tutoring youth, etc.
One reason that society is in the mess that it's in is because not enough Christians are cursing the darkness by light walking with Jesus.
We cannot just confine ourselves to church buildings when the heathen are hell bound in the streets. If they don't come to the church buildings - and more Christians don't come out of the church buildings after services with rolled up sleeves and sacrificing hearts - more folks are going to hell.
James 2:15, 16 - KJV
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
1 John 3:17 - KJV
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
A shout-out and salute to the Christ dwellers who steadfastly give of time and resources. May our Lord richly reward our diligence in giving unselfishly.
P.S. Helping people needs to be done in balance. GOD can guide as to who, when and how much...
We must make it clear to those who we help that GOD is the SOURCE - all else is resource.
My e-Books are available and one of the favorites, Warfare Solutions Loaded with the Lion of Judah received a five star rating on Smashwords.com. It's priced at only $4.99 and can conveniently be downloaded. You don't need e-readers to read e-Books; they can also be downloaded to be read online.
Here's a bit of information about the content of Warfare Solutions Loaded with the Lion of Judah:
We belong on the battlefield armed and combat ready to dismantle what the vile devil has built. United, we make things happen all for the glory of God and for the advancement of His eternal kingdom.
You can purchase a copy for yourself and/or as gifts to help others to learn skills to keep the devil in his place and to keep steadfast victories in Christ Jesus. Here's the availability link https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131986
You may be inclined to visit me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/sandra.hicks.787