Hindsight 20/20 – #2

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What a mess we find ourselves in today.

I’m not talking about just about COVID and shutdowns and all.

I am more referring to the condition of our hearts.

I’m thinking that the orphan heart could be just what the main problem is in the world today.

Is it possible it could be the cause of all of it?

We FEEL orphaned, so we act like it?

I’m sure it is much deeper than that, but don’t really know how to start.

My thinking is that how we act is a reflection of what is inside our hearts.

You’ve heard me say before that the way we see, feel and present ourselves to the world – Is an “Inside job”.

People ask, can adults be orphans?

The linguistic definition of “orphan” applies to a child. So technically, a person over 18 can’t be an orphan. But in real life, we apply the term to anyone whose parents are dead. …

Usually adults are not referred to as orphans unless the parents died when they were young children.

Orphan Law and Legal Definition; An orphan generally is a person without living parents to care for them. …

Scripture clearly states that if we are followers of Christ, then we are Sons (and daughters) of God.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. The Holy Bible says this in Romans 8:14, and in 1 Peter 5:6-8 says that we can “cast all your anxieties (cares) on him, because He cares for us.” 

The child of an unwed mother or surviving parent may be considered an orphan if that parent is unable to care for the child properly and has, in writing, irrevocably released the child for emigration and adoption.

So, according to Casey Treat post #1, our main struggle with inferiority, and insecurity, comes from a lack of biblical parenting.

When we lack these things, we become defensive, and may take it out on those around us.

This helps our “helplessness” to subside, if even only for a moment.

In all the research I’ve done, I’ve found the previous to be a common denominator in most of what I have read, and in what I have experienced personally.

The difference seems to me to be the difference between knowing that I do not belong to the world; I belong instead to God.

On a daily basis, the world serves me a heaping helping of anger, bitterness, resentment, fear, sorrow, and other things that my spirit is not prepared to deal with,  bitterness, wrath, anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, and malice.

Unless I know that God has my back, and I do my best to follow Him.

Then He serves up love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness gentleness and self control.

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:18 – 23

Join me here next Wednesday as we continue to explore this topic.

Until then …

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