WHY WE NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
By Ada Brownell
Ungodly things we assimilate into our brains (even alcohol or an illegal drug) can do things to our brains we can’t fathom.
Could be like what happened to Jones, my sister Clara’s Chihuahua, a little darling dog who did all kinds of tricks and received his hamburgers “made to order” and a human-style cookie for dessert.
But one day, he coughed, sneezed and gagged. He wouldn’t eat, and his condition continued for days.
My sis thought Jones was dying. She couldn’t bear to put him to sleep. Her son was fighting a war and he loved Jonesy.
“We can’t let Jonesy die!” she said.
After nearly a week not eating, Jonesy gagged and Clara noticed something in the back of his throat. A long blade of grass hung from his nose down into his esophagus. She reached in and pulled it out. Jonesy immediately got a drink of water and ate. He lived several years afterward.
Sometimes a tiny amount of filth or ungodliness can give us great grief, too.
If we are forced to read offensive material, we can pray for God’s protection for our minds, but we can go further. We can ask for a substitute. Teachers usually provide something else, especially if you come with a respectful attitude.
I obtained a substitute book in college when Hugh Hefner’s biography was required reading. I didn’t want that stuff in my brain. When I overheard another student say of the biography of the Playboy empire owner and founder, “That’s really a raunchy book!” I knew it wasn’t for me.
A much more serious problem with our brains arises: brainwashing.
I am a graduate of a secular college and saw brainwashing first hand. Secular professors often want to “reprogram” students who have faith in a personal God. If you are a science major, changing your belief systems is a top priority. I encountered anti-God teaching in psychology classes, a course on the environment, and even in music history. Mass communications classes seemed to be saturated with obscenity and we spent most of our time in the media law class studying obscenity law.
Christians often are ridiculed, discriminated against, and even given lower grades or flunked if they don’t embrace the theology of secularism.
Most colleges and universities promote a one-world government; teach against freedom and capitalism, and work to make secularism everyone’s religion, and the earth their God.
Now secularists, and even other religions, are inserting anti-Christian and ungodly doctrines into public school education to brainwash Christian teaching implanted by the church and parents.
Always remember propaganda always contains some truth, and often it doesn’t on its face attack beliefs, but gives something else to believe.
One thing we learn about our brain is once we put something into it, it’s there for recall. Sometimes the things you try the hardest to forget are the ones that stick. That’s why we need to be careful what we put into our heads.
The good news is the Lord left us a book different from any textbook ever written because it never is outdated. The Bible has the only keys that open the way to eternal life, supernatural love, joy, peace and a pattern for living.
It’s the only download for your brain that won’t crash the person God created you to be.©Ada Brownell Oct. 2013
* The above is an excerpt from Imagine The Future You, soon to be available on Amazon, likely at the Amazon Ada Brownell author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KJ2C06
IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU
To be released in Oct. 2013
Will you be the person you dream of being—or someone from your nightmares?
You don’t need a fortune teller to reveal your future. You are the person who determines who you will be, what your life will be like, and how your hopes and dreams will be fulfilled.
Today is the time to IMAGINE and to create an action plan for your future.
- How harnessing your will can make you a champion
- How to make valuable deposits into your mind, detoxify harmful substances in the brain, and avoid brain washing
- How to look and be your best
- How to connect with Someone who will make a difference in your life
- How who you marry changes everything
- How to avoid traps that jeopardize your future
- Where you want your name to appear
- Why you can believe God is there and interested in your future
- Examples of people who grabbed their future and held on
This book will show how to make the right connections, how to grow you talents, and how to begin believing in yourself and things greater than yourself—for a wonderful Future You!
Ada Brownell bio
Ada Brownell has been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a daily newspaper reporter. She has a B.S. degree in Mass Communications and worked most of her career at The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo., where she spent the last seven years as a medical writer. After moving to Springfield, MO in her retirement, she continues to free lance for Christian publications and write non-fiction and fiction books. She is critique group leader of Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers.
She is author of Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, released Jan. 15, 2013; Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, released Dec. 6, 2011; and Confessions of a Pentecostal, published by the Assemblies of God’s Gospel Publishing House in 1978, out- of-print but released in 2012 for Kindle. Watch for her new book on Amazon, Imagine the Future You. All the books are available in paper or for Kindle.
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Amazon Ada Brownell author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KJ2C06