We look to our earthly fathers to tell us the truth of who we are. This is what God calls on fathers to do, and when they don’t, as is too often the case, we are left empty and open to every lie that we are told. We live in a culture that satan has chosen to attack in such a way. An entire culture can be broken generation by generation through weakening the fathers. I’ve witnessed this in my own upbringing by a man who scorned Jesus and gave into his own weak pride on the regular, regardless of how it hurt him, his children or his grandchildren. I wasted years tying my Heavenly Father’s loving hands behind His back, projecting my earthly father’s angry, disappointed face onto His.
I know very few people who honestly revere their fathers for genuine leadership and/or godliness. I know some will read this and think I am seeking perfection. I am looking for men who pursue God and His will for their lives with all they have because they took the time to experience an intimate relationship with Him and have some understanding of how great His love is for them. These men will LEAD in HIS LOVE and that will change our culture generation by generation.
Men who live like this will understand that women have a place beside them and that through this partnership, God will move mountains, change lives and heal our land. There will be no place for degrading women in pornography, disparaging pay, sexual assault, etc. There will be no place for racism. With men and women truly after God’s heart will come the truth that we are all gloriously different, but equal; we will finally celebrate our differences and reparations will occur with a new humility born of seeing one another through His eyes.
The demand for pornography and other sexual immorality comes largely from broken men, who were most likely broken as young boys. We need men who will stand against this sin by coming alongside their brothers who are afflicted with this addiction, and help them bring it out into the light, so that they can be healed, and, in turn, come alongside those who remain in this sinful addiction.
We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with one another in love against those who oppress others, standing up for women, people of color and those who struggle with physical and emotional constraints. This is how we win as a people. We love like Jesus and we stand against sin as He does, without compromise or distraction.
Until there are more men who operate out of their love of and from God instead of their fear of losing money and power, hidden behind a shield of false godliness, we will continue to disintegrate, until we finally are morally bankrupt beyond repair. We must raise sons and daughters who fall into His arms and turn to Him in every circumstance. Knowing the Word is so important, but getting quiet with Him, professing our adoration of Him, and cultivating an intimate relationship with Him is where hearts are transformed and real world change burgeons.
Do you know how much He adores you? He waits for you and me, not just for an hour, or a day, or even just once. He waits for us over and again, with outstretched arms and unending love. He doesn’t turn away as we walk toward our sin. He is in the room with us, heartbroken that we are not choosing life abundant, ready to fight for us, if only we would turn from the sin we are pursuing, once again.
Make a plan to invest in your relationship with Him daily. Spend time pouring over His Word, full of rich wisdom, truth and love. Get quiet before Him. Cry out to Him. Invest in getting to know Our Father intimately. It’s the only way to start and win the Revolution. The alternative is much too grim and coming too quickly. It’s time for action.