High hopes, youthful dreams, and expectations come true with planning and hard work. Dreams without feet are balloons that float away or go pop. Youthful dreams need honing, just like our thinking needs honing.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron so does one man sharpen another. God calls us to train each generation.
WE NEED strong leaders in our church. We need men to be the spiritual leaders at home, at the church, in the community, and in our government. OMGosh, I think of our Founding Fathers who form our Consitution on biblical principles. These men weren’t alone. Women took a stand too. They argued, worked, and honed this document as a construct for all people to live. America was the country that ended slavery and the country that was the catalyst for ending it worldwide.
Perfection may be a goal usually unattainable but a goal to work towards.
I heard a true story once about the African Elephant. Men hunted for the big bull elephant, which had a devastating effect on the herd. The young bulls went wild, attacking the herd, villages, etc., and had to be put down. The big bulls were gone to train them. Today, I see young bulls (young men and women) running around without purpose or directions. Some find causes to fight for, and others fight self-serving avenues but most get into trouble. God designed the family with a man and a woman to train their children. Remember, the family was established as the basic unit in society from which the community grows.
The Jews waited for their Messiah to come.
Some believed and some did not.
Some could see the beauty of his arrival,
scriptures to attest and authenticate.
We wait today for his return.
Some believe, and some do not.
Our expected hope is in Jesus.
I remember this song as a child. The ant doesn’t work alone. Hard work and determination lead to success. Train up a child and they will find their way- through life’s problems. I believe God’s Word is true.
Just what makes that little old ant Think he'll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can't Move a rubber tree plant But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes So any time your gettin' low 'Stead of lettin' go Just remember that ant Oops there goes another rubber tree plant When troubles call, and your back's to the wall There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall All problems just a toy balloon They'll be bursted soon They're just bound to go pop Oops there goes another problem kerplop
The elephant herd digs the scene,
young bulls are brought up by the old.
It’s not that the old tusker’s mean,
but if you learn to do what’s told
you’ll grow in wisdom, understand
that leaders must first learn to serve
within the chain of God’s command
and not let it hit a nerve
fomenting a rebellious heart
that sunders the Book’s ancient pages,
and seeks in hubris to depart
from honouring the hoary sages
who kept the culture safe for all
behind a high and Godly wall.
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Well, said and much better than me.
Yes, may we be faithful to train those under us, and may they, in turn be faithful to train up those following them. He is Faithful and True, but many times we are faithless to those He put under us. May we repent and return with full hearts of love.
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