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Moving On!!!

Every year about this time, thousands of who I would call the future of our country, graduate from High School. This year it seems like a lot of my cousins, nieces and nephews graduated from High School

I just read that nearly 1 in 3 seniors this year are fearful of what lies before them as they move on from High School. The pandemic and the lawlessness they see taking place in our nation, I’m has a lot to do with those insecurities.

I know when I finally was able to graduate from High School, the Vietnam War was in full gear and the draft was knocking at many young men’s doors. I sadly didn’t take my High School years as seriously as I should have.

After I graduated, the military was the only step I had before me. After my service time was over, the only thing before me I thought was to play music for the rest of my life. Going to college was the furthest thing from my mind. Playing music was a lot of fun but like most musicians/bands, we never hit the big time. All that was left was to get a good job and move on in life.

I read where a recent young graduate said she was ready to be on her own, she was ready to face whatever laid before her.

The Apostle Paul wrote a very concerning letter to the church at Corinth. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:1-2Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldlymere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed you are still not ready for it” (emphasis added)

The church at Corinth had received from Paul some of the first principles of Christianity but failed to grow up to maturity and the understanding of them, in essence, they were still babes in Christ.

I wasn’t the greatest cheerleader for school, especially in my high school years and that was a dumb move on my part. Thankfully our son and daughter didn’t follow my foot steps on that and graduated with honors. More importantly, our son and daughter kept their eyes on Jesus and that was their saving grace.

Just like the pandemic messed a bunch of school kids, it also messed up a lot of what I once thought were mature Christians. Many Christians lave left the church or attend church on such a minute scale. I would be fearful to call them solid Christians

People still die, accidents still happen, crisis never go away and so much more. The young High School graduates must choose which path they should go in life but one path must never change; staying true to the Lord and the fellowship of believers.

No matter what grade of education one may attain, no one but the Lord knows tomorrow and only He can take you through the storm that will come your way. I can’t even imagine never being in church, fellowshipping with other believers and being used by the Lord for His glory.

If you are a high school graduate, pray the Lord would show you what to do in life but don’t stop fellowshipping with Him or other believers; that’s non-negotiable

If you are far from your days of high school, has the Lord and His church been something you have put aside? Get back in to the fold and allow the Lord to use you for His glory!!!  

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