Friday, March 20, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

Last night at Thirsty Thursday, Pastor Jim's son David read a passage of Scripture before we started our study and he gave a word of exhortation that I thought I would pass along.

He read from Hebrews 5 starting in verses 12 to 14:

For though by this time you ought to be teachers,
you need someone to teach you again
the first principles of the oracles of God;
and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

For everyone who partakes only of milk
is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age,
that is, those who by reason of use
have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

He challenged us to ask the Lord to search out our hearts and see if we have become complacent in the things of the Word.

• Am I relying too much (for some solely) on the teaching time at church and not having enough personal time in the Word?

• Am I continually teaching the things the Lord is showing me to others?

• Am I being diligent in these troubled times to find my strength and comfort from the Lord who is a strong tower?

• Has my passion for the Lord diminished and need re-kindling?

It was good reminder that I have three pairs of little eyes watching me and watching how I live and how I love.

They will always do what I do instead of doing as I say.

It's amazing to realize how our children are perfect little mirrors of ourselves.

The old saying, "More is caught than is taught" is frighteningly true when I'm not doing what I should be doing.

But it is also very comforting to know that if I keep close to the Lord and make sure I'm doing my part in His vast plan that my children can, and will, simply learn from my example.

I am reminded of the verse in 1 Timothy 4:12:

Let no man despise your youth; but
be an example to the believers
in word, in conversation, in charity,
in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for Your Word that is a compass for life; teaching me right from wrong and good from evil. Lord, I confess my lack of discipline and tendency to get distracted from sitting at Your feet and resting in Your profound love for me.

By Your Spirit, may I walk closely with You that my children will learn from my example and walk with You all of their days.

Lord, keep them in the front of my mind and my heart that I may cover them in prayer always.

Thank Your for Your grace and that Your mercies, Your tender, tender mercies, that are truly new every morning.


1 comment:

Ann said...

That is a very good reminder...very good word of exhortation!!!

It is nice to see you on here:)

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