By Dotty Schmiitt

As I reflect upon the more than 60 years of having walked with the Lord, never before have I observed such moral compromise, confusion and sin in our beloved nation of America. We have lost our moral compass because we have flagrantly ignored and disobeyed God’s clear mandates for us as a people. His Word is given to us, not to put us into bondage, but to set us free to live and enjoy life to the fullest.

To disregard the power of His commandments is to choose death and moral chaos. The words of Nehemiah call us to “fight for our families” in the face of the enemies of deception, lies, ridicule and insults. (Has there ever been a time in this nation when Bible-believing, praying people have come under such ridicule and intimidation?) The “politically correct” terms, such as “tolerance” and “acceptance” have been used to undermine clear biblical teachings on moral purity, sanctity of marriage, and the honoring of life from conception through old age. God celebrates life and commands us also to “choose life” by loving and obeying Him!

How then do we fight for our families?

  1. We will as adults live pure, obedient and joyful lives. (Deut. 6:1-4). We will lead our families by example!
  2. We will fervently pray and claim the promises of God. (Nehemiah 4:9; Isaiah 59:21)
  3. We will diligently teach the Scriptures both by example and by our words (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 2 Timothy 3:16,17)
  4. We will nurture our families with life — imparting words of affection, affirmation, attention, availability and accountability. (Matthew 3:17)

Let us fill our homes with love, kindness, gratitude, praise and forgiveness! “… Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families….” (Nehemiah 4:14b)

You are loved, Pastor Dotty Schmitt