[Written while in Uganda]
Acceptance shapes our views of God. Pound into the lives of your kids: that where the world is constantly rejecting you or telling you what must be done to be accepted… God has unconditionally accepted you even as He begins to transform you. The choice is yours each day.
We will accept something, even those who choose to accept nothing. For even no – decision is a decision, and as my dad use to tell me growing up… a no – decision ALWAYS leads to the worst of all results. (Unless you’re a pitcher in baseball!) So what will you choose to accept today? What God has for you and who He says you are? Endure to the point of accepting nothing EXCEPT what God has promised and you will find yourself able to walk encouraged in the face of every strife and negative thing directed your way. Let the volume of God’s voice of Truth about you and your circumstances drown out all other noise. In this, you will endure.
Peace, Sean G.
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.