Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
LIVING THE TRUTH ~
Mentors are so important in our lives. Not everyone grows up in church or knowing the truth about God. The truth is, we all make mistakes and have sinned. God forgives and forgets, but people don't always forget. It's time to push through any harsh words, negative actions and know who you are in God. God is a miracle worker and he made you. Yes, he made you for greater things and for you to shine with his grace in this life. You are a lighthouse to others and never forget that. We shine with either God's love or we choose not too. It is clearly each of our choices how we live our life.
Proverbs 27:17 New International Version (NIV)
As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 22:6 New International Version (NIV)
Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Proverbs 13:20 New International Version (NIV)
Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
I was at a SUM Bible Graduation this weekend. There were five people graduating from my church. I had three out of the five thank me for praying for them and mentoring them was important to them. That made my heart happy because they knew I prayed and it mattered. I have prayed of reach of them to success in what God has called them to do. It is the little things of life that often matter to others. I have found if it's important to you, then it's important to me. We must meet people at where they are at in life and yet teach with a gentle spirit at times. I am so proud of each of the five of these young people.
When I was in my early 30's. I would watch women at the altar at church. They called it interceding for others. I heard the word interceding but I didn't get it. As I grow older, I see the importance of that word now and I know that can move mountains of doubt, worry, regrets, disappointments and our own negative choices out of our lives. Yes, he restores and builds new beginnings for purpose. Not everyone has treated us right in life or even been there for us. Leaving words and actions behind us that are negative and pressing into God's word that speaks the truth.
Luke 6:38 New International Version (NIV)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
I thank God for mentors in my life and those who continue to care about me. I am who I am because I have learned much from others and purpose time with God. I continue to pray daily for you, your family and friends. You make a difference and never forget that. You are important and your life is purposed by God to greatness. Happy New Day!
I also want to give a shout out to my son (Chad) today. It is his birthday and I find him a grown man now with his own children. He is making a difference in lives and allow God to guide his life. Happy Birthday Son and I love you. Looking forward to time with you and your family this day.