Parents pour a love for God, Truth and godly living into your children. Give them the best education you possibly can, but don’t forget to talk to them about basics of godly living. Teach them the value of hard work, godly relationships, and conducting themselves as a Christian in their business dealings. Speak to them openly and honestly about loyalty, faithfulness to the house of God, love for ministry, and supporting the Kingdom of God through returning tithe and giving offering. Don’t just assume they will get it…pour it into them…and years from now, when you see the blessings of God on their home and the favor of God at work in their life you’ll know they heard the words you spoke and saw the actions you modeled.
Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The man with a thankful heart will always have much to be thankful for. Let your Monday be a day of thanks giving….
All boats leak: sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey. More often, though, we’re so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere. ~ Seth Godin
Sustained negativism is highly calorific nourishment for pride. ~ D.A. Carson
Under the crushing weight of pressure one often wonders if they can survive, but from the soaring heights of worship one can see for themselves clear direction. So whatever may be weighing you down, change your posture to worship and let God give you direction to navigate through… God’s Got This!
The greatest business of the believer is not busy-ness, but it is spending time in the presence of Jesus. As Jesus told Martha “one thing is needful”. In your busy-ness of preparing to celebrate the birth of Christ, don’t forget to spend time in His presence.
A little something out of Proverbs in Message translation…
“Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck-earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.”
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds waken the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. ~ T. E. Lawrence
I believe that it is impossible to build a strong revival church without building strong “relationships.” We must not only love people, we must take time for the people we love! A church is to be more then just a place of worship!