Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Too Much Honey could be Bad!

As was stated in the former blog, I am going to write a little on the things that I took for granted and the things that most Christian children do. As a child, I grew up on the campus at Fairhaven Baptist Church. I lived with my parents in the girls dorm. Yes, like many kids, I was spoiled. Not only materially, but also and more importantly, Spiritually. I was given a free ride through high school, with the exception of working a few hours here and there to pay for the little tuition needed. I was given my clothes, food, and anything else that I needed. Even though I hated to admit it, I was very spoiled. As I grew older, I was given a youth group. We had some kind of activity every single Tuesday night. Whether it was going to the Nursing Home, or visiting teen-agers, or a fun activity, I was there. I loved it. At least I thought I did. Deep down inside of me, I knew that my spirituallity was not my own. It was sadly my parents, my pastors, and my teachers. Oh yes, I heard preaching on having a religon of your own but I never thought it was important. I was still holding onto my parents' Spiritual coat tails. I was spiritually fed all these things, yet for the longest time I was sick of them. It is similar to honey. Yes, Honey is good for a person, but when too much is eaten, it can cause one to become sick. I had been given so much that I was sick of it. I began to hang out with other kids in the school who I knew were wrong in their actions but I still followed with them. For a time, it was only from a distance. Then we grew closer like all friends do. Before long, I was part of the "in crowd." I was part of the inner circle of friends. We would hang out together after school. This was not necessarily a bad thing. The bad thing was who I was hanging out with. We would go over to each others houses or go and play pool at a bowling alley. I would like to stress that this is not wrong. It is only wrong when we spend time with the wrong people. They are the crowd of the DEVIL. They will drag you down before you drag them up. Anyways, we would spend time together and before too long, I was listening to their music, and watching their videos. It even came to the point that I did not want to go home at night. I had enough of that "Honey." I thought that I was old enough to fend for myself. In my senior year of high school, at Fairhaven Baptist Academy, that I did not even want to attend any more. I thought that I would be happier at the local high school. I knew that I could still put on the act for the rest of the year. I thought if only I could hang on a few more months, I will be out of this place. I will never need any more of this "Honey. The reason I have been reviewing this condition in my life is because a verse that I recently read in Matthew 23:27. It says that, "... for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full fo dead men;s bones, and of all uncleanness." I had too much honey and I knew it and thought that I could live without it. Thankfully God intervened. If it were not for Him, I would not be near the place that I am today. I am not near where I should be or where I could be, but I am far ahead of where I might be. In conclusion, I want to say that there is one thing that I will watch out for, and I pray that you will in your own families, Don't Give The Youth of America Too Much Honey. Make them get a belief and Spirituallity of their own. Give them something to work for. I do not know how to do this but will search it out to find out. I want to say though that Spiritual Honey is good for them just do not give them too much. It is one of the ways the devil will decieve each of us within our families

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