Thursday, January 8, 2015
Father daughter letter about a Sorority...
Daughter , let me tell you know what i wish someone would have told me before i went to college and joined the greek system. (although i wasnt born again so i would have thought these words were just foolishness however i think you may can hear them) ...if my children, or anyone for that matter arent born again then what i am about to say will not make any sense at all and be the opposite of what the world would tell you. This is what i will tell my daughter when the day comes when she asks me about being in a sorority whether its a high school one or a college one. i love you i am telling you the truth daughter..... i would say, daughter, i love you. Jesus loves, you have Loved Jesus ever since i can remember...regardless of what college/high school you go to, ask yourself this question why do you want to be involved in a sorority? why do these other people want to be involved in a sorority? is the answer the same for you both? sure yall will be sisters but sisters of a sorority. will you all be sisters in Jesus Christ? if the answer isnt we want to be in a sorority so we can glorify the Lord Jesus or bring HIM glory then this may not be the best way to meet people and create a friendship/bond that will last forever. perhaps you can spend the same amount of money or less bc i am sure the Lord will provide, to go on mission trips with people your age.... since i am not paying for it, you cant be a part of it if it doesnt honor the Lord Jesus. i know you will be 'required to' do good earthly things under the banner of volunteerism or community service bc you have to 'have a certain amount of volunteer hours for this or that' but bc its a requirement, your heart may not be the heart Christ requires. Jesus wants us to have the heart of want to, not have to. the Law says you have to do this and that but Jesus says you are now born again (if you are Daughter, Are you?),,if so then remember Jesus lives inside of u. because Jesus lives inside of you, you should want to bring HIM honor and glory in all you do. will this bring Jesus honor and glory? remember that since Jesus lives inside of you, HE will go where you go. will you go places and do things that bring HIM honor and glory? do you have the strength to not go or do certain things in the midst of the Satans ultimate peer pressure of those who you are now sisters with to turn away and say no, MY Jesus isnt going there? will the people you hang out with, these new sisters be all of the same like mind/heart/soul as you? please make a wise choice in this bc you impact the kingdom of God where ever you go. how will this impact you and your family, will it bring this the kind of Christian honor and glory that comes to those who are totally sold out for Jesus Christ? in 20 yrs or 20,000 will what you chose matter? yes, it should if chosen correctly. so please Daughter, ask some of your sold out for older Jesus friends, family members and see if they had a 'good time' when they were in a sorority in school? was that a time of honoring the Lord Jesus Christ or not. if not, then it too will perish and not increase the heavenly riches that Jesus died for you to have for eternity. the truth that i have found to be is that most people, not all but most, didnt know the Lord in college or if they did they slipped away bc of all the devil's peer pressure and testing that comes with being away from their parents and/or they werent really sold out for Jesus. or maybe they hadnt really given their ENTIRE life to Him. They would now admit years later that there is a time and place for everything that place is college(or so the world tells u). college was fun but it didnt bring glory to Jesus. they would say if only i would have known Jesus back then, then i would have witnessed to all those people i met instead of all the debauchery i was involved in... everything we do every single day brings either glory to the Lord Jesus or to the Devil. Everything. So please take time and talk to those who love you and the Lord Jesus and have given their life to Him and are actually telling others about Jesus on at least a weekly basis much less daily. This should be the Goal to strive for on a daily basis. Paul says in Phill 3:10 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,"..the real question is, will this(whatever decision it is you are facing) help me to "KNOW HIM" more. This "KNOWING" isnt a knowledge type knowing either. its a knowing like a husband knows a wife, a relationship knowing......SO whether its a regular day right now decision or a big decision like what man you should date or sorority to be involved in or to be involved at all for that matter...Now you are old enough to start making your own decisions so be blessed and I pray that you will listen to that voice inside of you that says..: Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." (Isaiah30:21)...sorry so long but i love you and i wanted you to know what i felt led by the Lord Jesus to share with you.