Monday, May 27, 2013

Where does your influence stop?

Ladies, mothers, grandmothers, home educators, fellow teachers! Praising God with you! The LORD is our solid ground. He is the rock which is higher than us. He is our strength, wisdom, comfort, compassion, …

Some of us are home school mothers, some of us send our children to a school, but each one of us was a teacher of our own children before they began formal education. All of us as parents have a job which is far bigger, broader, and more everlasting than we can fathom. We are busy molding each individual’s certain character and presenting to them in everyday ways the true and awesome Savior and God’s truths.

Our job is important, but it is not the end of the “equation” of our teaching. Once we begin to pour ourselves into each little to big individual, we must realize this equation includes their choices and their decisions throughout their lives. Choices to follow their parent’s instructions, values, and the One and only Savior, Jesus.

Sound familiar? We, ourselves, are still making these choices in our lives no matter what age we are.

As parents our job is never finished. We will always “be there” for them and even more significant for them is our prayer life and our prayers on their behalf.

*Never give up or give in!* 

*God’s ways are not our ways.*

God can take a person’s life which looks hopeless and turn it all around in ways we could never think of or in which we could never even do. When we are told to give our anxieties to Him, there is a real and true reason. God has much bigger plans in His solutions than we can fathom. What a lesson to learn: to let go and give it to God even if that means every minute or every day.

God can take our own agonies as we wait for better choices by our lived ones. He can mold and make our pain into something beautiful which glories His name -- all the while we wait for our loved ones, our children, to make right choices once again.

When we allow Him to work on our loved ones, when we allow Him to use us in our pain, this waiting is not passive at all. This waiting is very active. We are active in learning to give our anguishes to Him. We are learning to trust in Him even when it is the darkest night.

We must continue each day to run to God in all our issues! His ways are higher than our ways and we can trust Him.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. So are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

We can trust Him and we can rest in Him.

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