“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” Phil. 2:14-16
Whoa! A warped and crooked generation back in the day of Paul? I thought that our world was at its worst today! Paul couldn’t blame the Baby Boomers, Millennials or Generation Z for this or that! Do everything without grumbling and arguing – yikes! It sounds reminiscent of directives that come out of most parents mouths!
So, though the world continues to change by leaps and bounds, it must also remain the same. We still point fingers at others for the wrong in the world, and we still need to be reminded to keep our chins up and do our work without being resistant.
It’s become a cliché, but “Let’s be the change we want to see in the world!” Individually, as community members and as a family at
Cedar Hills Community Church, let’s face the world head-on without grumbling and show everyone in the Corridor that love, goodness, and hospitality have not been lost to days past. Let us be the shining image of hope left in this world that inspires others to seek Your ways.
Help us to NOT be the cause of or feed into a warped or crooked generation! Remind us of the path You call us to walk and continue to encourage us to bring others along with us.
Finally, let us tackle life’s tasks with ambition and positivity. As Your children, we want to shine God. Help us each day. In Your name we pray, Amen.