There's no doubt that evil exists in this world and that there is a spiritual war going on everyday in every place we look. So how do we win? How do we protect our families? How do we restore peace within our world?
We start in our homes. We start by disciplining out children. By teaching them that they can't have everything. That there is right and wrong. That we reap what we sow. That manners are important and the basic rule of "Treat others the way you want to be treated." is worthy of being followed.
We start by being the example of a committed marriage and equal partners in relationships. When we take vows that say "for better or worse", we actually work through the "worst" and not give up or get bitter, resentful or let out hearts, minds and bodies look for something "better".
We stop being overly indulged, entitled brats that think the world owes us something. We owe us something. We owe us integrity, honesty and accountability. We're not children anymore.
But first we start by knowing who we are through Christ. We are the children of a mighty and powerful God who loves us more than we could ever begin to understand. He is mercy. He is grace. He is forgiveness. He is with us in the hurt, the confusion, the pain, the joy, the miracles and the unexplained. He is the Healer. He is what YOU are looking for.
It's time to rise up. It's time to grow up. It's time to win this world back.
There are many who will see these as empty words of just another christian. My prayer is for you. It's time to believe in something.