"A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher."
The word responsibility holds authority and a trust by someone. I was thinking over my day yesterday and realize how much responsibility God has given me. He has entrusted me with kids who became kid/adults and grandkids. What a blessing beyond words and a joy that fills my soul to be a Grammie. I can not take that gift lightly. I must be a good example before them and share fun times. My words can last a lifetime and I see that so clearly. I have the opportunity to make memories with them.
Proverbs 22:6 King James Version (KJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
I never get tired of my granddaughters say this, "Grammie....Grammie...Grammie". It is a name that nobody can take away from me. It's my responsibility to show Jesus to them. To live by faith and they watch how I write this blog daily. They ask why do you write and I explain to encourage others. To show how God answers prayers and miracles happen. I remember how both Brookley and Willow wanted to write a blog too. Each of them began one on my computer but they don't post it. My example is before them and I ask God daily to help them, guide them and protect them.
"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
MY RESPONSIBILITY ~
God has also put a call on my life to write, teach and lead others. It all began in children's ministry many years ago. It then went into women's ministry and I see how God uses parts of my life that I thought I would keep secret. I don't think humans like to share parts that hurt, broken or treated wrong in life. I know for me, I want to share a more confident woman but I also let the tears show. Life has taken me down roads of greatness and roads of brokenness. I never quite realized that in my anger of our house being sold 1989, I could ever let go of things. I didn't want to sale our house, my brother had just died on Christmas Day and the big wonder of why God was became real to me. God why?
Then people would tell me because God wants to use my pain to help others. What? That's is crazy to my brain as a 32 years old young woman. Two small kids, one 9 and one 6 who watched me too. My example of those days was not good. I quit church for almost a year and I let frustration hit my soul. I became bitter and didn't want anything to do with people who went to church. I won't go into all of it, but God brought me out. God drew me back to a new church and that's where the walls of anger started going down. I heard a message of the fruit of the spirit and I had no ideal what that meant. The Pastor of the church, did a illustrated message. He said we can pick love, joy, peace or we can be anger, frustrations or fear. WOW message to my heart.
Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law
Sometimes we need to hear messages that change our lives. Our choices matter and our example matters far more than we might realize. Today I wanted to show a different side of life. You can pick joy or anger. You can pick fear or faith. The list goes on and we can see how people influence our lives. The biggest influence in my life can be the person I look at in a mirror. A mirror that shows me wrinkles and aging, but still a new day to make a difference. How about you? Will you join me today in making a positive difference in lives and in your own life?
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day!