Don’t buy the line that brokenness or weakness is inherited personality. It is all in the kind of example you lay down and how you respond to them.
They never used the term, but looking back I was being taught a form of “sin management” and was never given hope that I could be free from this sin.
In our present culture, by the time most children are sixteen years old, they have left a well-documented profile on the World Wide Web. Advertisers say, “We know more about you than you know about yourself.”
Most of the kinks have been worked out of the Gospel Boxes and I am now proceeding with field tests. They have been sent to China, Peru and Ireland, as well as several locations around the U.S.
Conditions are rapidly aligning with Ezekiel’s 2,700-year-old prophecy. Fulfillment seems imminent. Our redemption draws nearer with every newscast.
Every day as I sit here working at No Greater Joy I am profoundly aware that God has been preparing me—beginning at my birth in a Jewish home to over 40 years in business, including corporate management, accounting, taxation, importing, exporting, personnel, and many other areas—to do this one job.
I have an emergency preparedness plan because it is more blessed to give than to receive, and if you can’t help yourself, how will you help someone in need? Obviously, the future is uncertain, so I advise people to mitigate known risks, and that tends to get you ready for the unknown as well.
The progressive secularists intimidate parents with assertions that spanking children causes them to use violence to solve problems. It is stated so many times and with such conviction that parents who should know better have suffered an erosion of their confidence.
As parents, we want to control the behavior of our children, but there is a danger of becoming content with outward obedience while failing to reach their hearts. We must, by various means, constrain our children to obey, but it should always be with an eye toward conditioning them to desire the joy of wholesome obedience and conformity to the rules that govern family and community.
Only the Lord knows if the next several months will bring about economic instabilities. But you can be informed and prepared to wisely steward the resources which He has entrusted to you.