They use the right "Christian " words, attend church almost every Sunday, and even pray before meals. They pretend they "have it all together" in order to gain the approval of others,. But inside they are struggling with brokenness, guilt, doubt, or an addition or other persistent sin.
God placed us in a body of believers to support one another.
Admit that you are not perfect. Then seek counsel of a godly brother or sister in Christ. Let a man so account of us,as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.
But let every man take head how he buildeth there upon. The pagan of Christmas have long been recognized because of it's unscriptual origin, Christmas was banned in England and in some of the Americas colonies during the 17th century.
Anyone who even stayed home from work on Christmas day had to pay a penalty. Soon, though, the old customs were back,and some new ones were added. Christmas once again became a big holiday, and that is what it still is in many lands.
because of the connections that Christmas has with false religion, however, parents need to set boundaries and restrictions. But more than that, they need to teach their children how to judge what recreation is harmful and to know how much is too much.
Such training takes time and effort. Any mother can tell you that waiting to give birth is an experience that builds patience.
But pity the poor mother elephant. It takes about 22 months for an unborn elephant to mature to birth! The shark know as the spiny dogfish has a pregnancy duration of 22-24 months. And at elevations above 4,600 feet, the Alpine Salamander endures a gestational period of up to 38 months!