Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I am sad right now. A couple of my grandchildren have chosen to unfriend me on Facebook simply because I voiced my beliefs that homosexuality is wrong and unnatural. I also refuted their belief that people are just born that way and cannot help it. I told them I do not believe that anyone is born to be "gay". I assume they don't want to feel guilty about it because they have chosen that path.
I do however believe each of us have weakness of the flesh that when acted upon can become a habit that will at the least will cause unpleasant consequences and can at most destroy us, if we don't overcome it. Some will overcome through faith in themselves but despite the advantage the world can give us by believing in ourselves alone, it is our faith in Jesus Christ that can give us the best advantage.
My weakness just happens to be eating sugar and refined foods, that in the past I have turned to in excess, trying to find love, peace and joy. I stumble and fall every now and then but I resolve to stumble no more. I have suffered for my excess and not keeping my appetite within the bounds the Lord has set for me.
The better I come to know the Lord and have "fellowship with His sufferings", the more I am realizing that love, peace and joy will never be found apart from Him. My grandchildren will just have to come to that understanding on their own. It just makes me sad to see them learn the hard way, which of course they don't realize they are doing, but I know we all have to experience what doesn't work before we can really appreciate what does.
Oh how I love and appreciate Jesus, His love, mercy, compassion, understanding, long suffering and forgiveness of my sins and weaknesses. It is indeed my faith in Him that gives me the strength to keep trying to overcome the flesh. I know my faith is growing, because of Him and His infinite longsuffering and mercy. I am so grateful that by His grace I am saved. Even after all I can do, which believe me I have tried very hard with my own will, it will never be enough without His grace and mercy.
Earlier I was feeling so sad and sorry not only for my grandchildren but myself. I am over that now even as I write, for I DO have faith in Christ that He knows what He is doing by allowing all the bad things that happen, (or so we call them bad), because He uses them for His purposes. Even as Joseph was sold into Egypt and His brothers meant it for harm, God meant it for good. And God is in control, even when it doesn't look that way.
Love you all, Thank you for allowing me to "vent".