Eric Ludy. He is a preacher that I love to watch on youtube. Today I watched his sermon “A Cult Leader’s Worse Nightmare”. This is totally about yourself as a Christian. I thought I would be learning about how to deal with actual cult leaders. Not so. No Spoilers. But I learned there is a great amount of darkness in my Christian Life. My light is not shining. because of the news around the world, because of being a right to life advocate, because of being involved in politics darkness settled in my life. I am not able to take a step back from the darkness of those things and it has permeated my life. So I am going to stop being active in those areas. God’s Word says to think about whatever is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of any virtue and any praise think on these things.
I have been constantly thinking about atrocities that are happening in the world and feeling scared and hopeless and overwhelmed. The sermon clarified that for me. That is not the life of a Christian. I will now think on only the good things. I will pray that the evil in the world is turned and led away, but the truth is that is not what the Bible says is going to happen. No matter how much I donate my time, energy, and effort this world is doomed and I am to be a LIGHT to shine the way to the Cross. To the salvation that Jesus has waiting for all people. I think God put those words in Philippians for us as a guide in these dark times.
Maybe I was not made strong enough to be a warrior and battle the evil in the world. Actually, I know I wasn’t. I have so much love inside of me that has been polluted by the darkness; clogged so it was not coming out. But that sermon was Draino for me. My daughter and my husband saw this coming for months now. They have told me how negative I was. And Satan was whispering all about isis and abortion and terrorists and a dad throwing his little 5-year-old daughter off the tallest bridge in Florida. I traveled that bridge many times. Now when I travel it I will pray. My main focus is going to be to pray. and read God’s Word and let him make me into the Light I am supposed to be in this world. Maybe if everyone decided to be a Light in the world and Pray about the evil that is here I believe there would be much less darkness. And The True Light of Jesus’ Sacrifice of His life for our sins, His Burial, Ressurection, Ascension, and then sending us the Holy Spirit to help us stay within that Light those are what needs to be illuminated. No more will I take in the horrid darkness of the world. I am a Child of God! I am not meant for this world. Not one Christian is. We are at enmity with the world and all its darkness. We need to make sure that we are points of Light in this dark world until God’s Son Jesus Christ comes to claim us. We are to light the fire within our fellow man with the pure sweet gift of Jesus. I quit watching tv months ago, quit watching the news, and only read articles sent to my email from political papers that I had subscribed to, in order to try to know what is coming and to prepare.
The truth is the only way to prepare for what is coming is to think on those good things and pray because the darkness is here and if we do not let the Light of Jesus shine in us it will become much darker. I told My husband and Daughter if I started to talk about atrocities in the world Just to tell me in a kind voice Move to the Light, Move to the Light.