Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Micah asked me tonight if he could have some scripures in his room. "I want scripures in my room Daddy," he says. He just wants to look at them...I am not quite sure how Hilary and I feel about that. Yeah...it will sink in eventually. You will laugh later...if you already haven't at this point. Our nightly routine now starts with walking around the house to read all the scriptures that have been printed out and hung up. This whole thing started when I was talking to Hilary on her way home from St. Louis last weekend. One of our family members had an experience where he woke up in the middle of the night in the midst of a terrible evil that was surrounding him. There was darkness and a pressure on his chest, so he started to quote scripture and pray...eventually the evil presence left him. I started to think as Hilary was telling me this story, "do I have anything I could quote in a case like this one?" "Have I been preparing for a battle with the evil forces that surround us?" No...I would have to say that I haven't been preparing and I don't have anything I could quote that might fit a case like this one. I imagine that a person would be in an incredible amount of fear at a moment like that one, so I printed off about 15 or so scriptures that deal with fear and have started to memorize them one by one. The story of our family member is not a single story though...this happens all over the place with many different people. It is never a bad idea to memorize scripture as it can help you through some pretty dark moments in your life. Our family clung to scripture along the way with what was happening with Kaydence each day...each twist and turn that her little life brought us. The idea of hanging the scriptues around the house was not my idea, so I can't take credit...my brother Terry has done this around his house. He has done this for a little while now and it works wonders. I have had an interesting time lately in my relationship with God. He has led me to some interesting places by a statement he brought to my attention: "If you want to make a radical difference...you have to do something radical!" This statement has led me to do some things that don't make any sense to some people, but they do make sense to me. I have plans of laying that out a little more in a later journal. If they are living like the world...the things you do shouldn't make any sense to them!