Friday, May 7, 2010
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. ~Proverbs 1:8
As we approach Mother’s Day, it is good to remember all the ways that our mothers have taught us. The woman in this proverb brings practical knowledge in the affairs of day to day life. From learning to tie shoes to empathizing with discouragement from a hard day, the role of this woman blesses her children for the rest of their lives Whether your earthly mother fits this bill or not, the mother of proverbs stands as an example to help us navigate the opportunities and challenges of life.
Commentary by: Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
Labels: Mother's Day
Monday, May 3, 2010
When I say that "I am a " I am not shouting that I am clean living. I'm whispering, "I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven."
When I say "I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say "I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say "I am a Christian" I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!
A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first, to find her.
Your POSITIVE thoughts and comments are always welcome.
Please keep comment 'language' family-friendly.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!