I have really been thinking over the past few days about all that my Savior Jesus has done for me. Especially with today being Good Friday. Let me begin with a little bit of history about my relationship with Christ. No, this is not my entire testimony. 🙂
I was brought up in a Christian home. My parents were active members in church. My Momma played the organ at church..Daddy was a choir director, sound booth guy :)..they both were youth leaders for several years. There are so many other areas that they served in at church..I know I am leaving a lot out. Sorry Momma and Daddy! They made sure we were up and at ’em on Sunday mornings..even when I didn’t “want” to get up and go. 🙂 I am so thankful for the Christian environment that my parents provided! I now realize that not everybody was as fortunate. Does this mean our family was perfect? No..of course not..we had our share of difficulties. The thing is though, we had God to lean on during those times.
I accepted Christ at a very young elementary school age at Camp Tygart. Another thing that my parents made available to me..church camp. Now..let’s get something clear though, I called my Momma to come rescue me from camp. Let’s just say I didn’t love the amenities 🙂 and I was homesick. I remember sneaking to use the pay phone. Remember those? Momma came and got me too.
I could write a book on this subject..but what I am trying to get across to you is this: You have a choice in how you influence your family. You have a choice in what you want your family to be exposed to and experience. No matter what your background is or where you came from, you still have the choice right now.
I am so thankful and grateful that my parents exposed me to God at a young age. I am so thankful that they set good examples for me. You have the chance right now..this very moment..no matter what mistakes you have made(nobody is perfect), to be a good Christian example to your kids. If you don’t have kids of your own..what about nephews and nieces, cousins, family members, friends, students..etc. ? There is somebody that you effect. No matter the “problems” that all families face (mine included), with God on your side you can overcome!
Thank you to my Momma and Daddy and to all of my past Sunday School teachers, those that took time to help at Bible school and church camp! Thank you for giving to the Lord..I am a life that was changed. Thank you Jesus for loving me even though I am so unworthy.
I pray you all enjoy your Easter weekend..and take time to reflect on what it really is about. I pray you all are blessed!
Colossians 3:23-24 ~ And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
Enjoy this song..it is an old one that I just love: thank_you_for_giving_to_the_lord_ray_boltz__
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂