Thursday, October 24, 2013

Together: Five Minute Friday

It's time for another Five Minute Friday
It's a Lisa Jo Baker thing, and it's a good one.

Here are the rules.

If you have a blog--you should so do it. If you don't have a blog, you should do it anyway. Just sayin'.

It's Five Minutes of pure blog adrenaline.

Five minutes of writing on a one word prompt. Period. No editing. No nothing. No pressure. No stress.

This week's prompt is Together.

Ready? Set.

Go.

"...a house divided against itself cannot stand..." Matthew 12:25

One of my constant prayers for our family is that we remain in unity. When decisions are to be made, some bigger, some smaller, my first prayer is that we are of one accord. I full well understand that Spouse and I are the parents, so this isn't always the case, but I pray that our family is moving toward Jesus in a unified fashion. 

It is my understanding that Jesus spoke the words above while driving out demons. Isn't that what we are doing? Driving out demons? Protecting our children, families, marriages, & homes from evil influences? This is a real battle.

I have known for a good, long while that 1) we have a real enemy, 2) he comes to steal, kill, & destroy, and 3) his modus operandi is 'divide and conquer'. 

So, here we are: trying to follow Jesus while an enemy tries to divide us and conquer us. 

We cannot take this battle lightly. 
We cannot do it alone.
Families, as much as depends on you, we have to stick together. Mom, Dad, Kids...
Church, we have to work together. Baptist, Methodist, Reformed, Charismatic, Bapticostal...

We have to present a united front. 

We have to BE a united front.

Together. 

                     "...a house divided against itself cannot stand..." Matthew 12:25

Stop.

Oh, man. I really need more than five minutes on that one, Lisa Jo! :)

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this has been a topic of discussion amongst friends for some time - I love reading your take on this. It is so important that we remain unified - while keeping our eyes on Christ as the target - the author and inspiration of our faith. Thank you for this lovely reminder and testimony as I join you from the FMF tonight!

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    1. Yes! Exactly! So much division about things that don't really matter, ya know!? I'm glad to know this has been on y'all's hearts, too...maybe the Lord is stirring us all! :)

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  2. Very good points. "When you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together!" Robert Fulgham

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