Should I stay or should I go

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With all of the upheaval surrounding transgender bathroom choices, I  feel like we daily need to be reminded that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood.

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
I have a lot of love and compassion for anyone experiencing transgender confusion.  I also have a lot of love and compassion for those of us who are trying to raise children in a world that is often unsafe for them.  I think the biggest issue most people have with this whole free for all bathroom concept is the safety of our children.  There is a whole mixed bag of trouble muddled together that can our kids can be opened up to, like being exposed to body parts they have no business seeing to being molested while they are just trying to go to the bathroom, possibly even being kidnapped and human trafficked.  And, no, I am not saying at all that this would be at the hands of the small transgender population, but those who will always take advantage of a situation to commit a crime against humanity.
All through the old testament God speaks to the people about the false god of Molech.  This is where the word molestation comes from.
Jeremiah 32:35

They built the high places [for worship] of Baal in the Valley of Ben-hinnom (son of Hinnom) to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire to [worship and honor] Molech—which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this repulsive thing, to cause Judah to sin.

What does this have to do with modern day?  Well, we may not be purposely sacrificing our sons and daughters on an altar, but when we sacrifice the well being of our children to people please out of fear of man, it’s a form of honoring Baal over our children.

How do we not sacrifice our children?  Speak up, don’t take this lying down!  Shout from the roof tops and I don’t just mean on social media.  Boycott places that support things that don’t protect our children.  Get petitions started, find out what it takes to make a difference.  If you feel you are too busy or don’t know how to get started, educate yourself and/or fund someone who knows what they are doing!

What other small ways can we not worship Baal?  Sometimes it’s the small things that make a huge difference.  Those of you who have been raped or molested know what I am talking about.  Things like don’t just send your children overnight somewhere if you don’t know the personal character of the parents and the children they are hanging with out of a convenience for yourself so you can have a night off from parenting.  Don’t let your kids go to the bathroom alone in a public place just because you don’t feel like going in with them.  Don’t allow your kids to take the same route everyday at the same time for your convenience sake.  This establishes a predictable pattern for a pedophile or abductor.  Never ignore that still small voice inside that tells you something is not quite right.  Don’t compromise your kids because you are in the middle of coffee with a friend and it’s easier for them to walk home instead of running to the bus stop.  Don’t send them to a church event and just assume your kids are okay there.  Ask questions, meet staff, meet parents, get involved until people earn your trust.  Never pass your sons and daughters through the fire for your own convenience.

Take the time to teach your children not to act or look like a victim (and don’t model that behavior for them to mimic.)  Teach them to be warriors for Christ and to know their authority that comes from heaven!

Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the Lord, The fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed [happy and fortunate] is the man whose quiver is filled with them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies [in gatherings] at the [city] gate.
We need to be warriors for our kids, let’s not forget that they are a blessing and a gift from God.
Be Blessed
 

3 comments

  1. I’m so glad Pinterest paired us. It’s so nice to meet you and I really look forward to getting to know you better. There is so much truth told with compassion here. I love your encouragement to teach our children to be strong. Thank you!!

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    • I love your website too and all of your pins on Pinterest. I’ll have a lot of fun digging through those. just started a new site this weekend for believers dealing with food issues. Check out AnaAnnabelle.com

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