Tag: Culture

Victim Or Victor

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

We live in a victim culture where few take responsibility for their lives. People live as victims of their parents, their society, rejection, abuse, or of behavior they can’t control. Even God’s people often walk around with lifelong hurts, wounds, self-pity, and blame. But Proverbs 18:14 reads, “A man’s spirit sustains him in sickness, but a wounded spirit, who can bear?” So, when you walk around feeling sorry for yourself, dwelling on what’s been done to you, you’re carrying a wounded spirit. And a wounded spirit will make your life and your burdens heavier and keep you from joy, peace, and fulfillment. That’s not God’s will for your life. Don’t go through this life as a victim. Don’t live according to how people treated you and start living according to how God treated you. What people did is nothing compared to what Messiah did on Calvary. That’s everything. You’re not a victim – you’re a victor. In fact, you’re even more than a conqueror. Live like one.

Today’s Mission – Today, move away from your past and how people treated you and live solely according to how God has treated you in salvation.

by Jonathan Cahn

Dads: Don’t let the culture raise your kids

Greg Laurie 90x115 by Greg Laurie 

What day of the year are the most phone calls made? Mother’s Day. The most collect calls, however, are made on Father’s Day. Mothers get a lot of acknowledgment and encouragement, and so they should. They more than deserve it. But fathers deserve a little recognition, too.

There was a time when men were more respected in our culture than they are today – especially fathers. It was even reflected on television, with programs like “Father Knows Best.” If someone were to come out with a sitcom about fathers today, they probably would call it “Father Is an Idiot,” because dad is usually the brunt of the joke on television. Dad is the one who doesn’t know anything about anything. In fact, it is the children who are portrayed as the all-knowing, all-wise ones. But there was a day when fathers were looked up to for their wisdom and their guidance.