Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pass it on...

Lately the Father and I have been talking about some things that make me VERY nervous. Like mission trips, teaching a middle or high Sunday school class. Things WWWAAAYYYYY out of my comfort zone. Give me a mic, turn on some tunes and I'm ready, but make me speak - UGH! I have a few friends who are some speakers/teachers and WOW! what a great job they do. How smart they are! But me? All I can say is this, if it happens, it'll be a TOTAL God thing because I can do some talkin' but for it to matter for eternity...that'll be HIM!!!

So, then today He takes me to Psalms 78. Let's all open up our Bibles (yes open yours if it it's handy - which it should ALWAYS be - haha) and take a little glance at the Words He sent me today. "O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old - what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done." Ps 78:1-4

Ok, now don't think I'm claiming that I've suddenly been given the gift of teaching. I'm still not sure that's exactly what He wants at this point, however, I certainly need to do a better job in my own house!! How often do I miss opportunities to tell my kids at those "teachable" times of God's power and might?! Of His marvelous wonders! How often do I just move on to the next "job"? God forgive me! My kids know most of the "big" Bible stories. They know Noah, Jonah, David and Goliath, the Nativity, but what about Melchizedek? Have I ever told them about this mysterious "priest of God Most High"? I don't think I have. God forgive me!

Let's do this ya'll! Let's find some of these interesting (hard to pronounce) people the Father has told us about and let's tell our kids. Let's show them the countless wonders that God has done in the "big" stories and the "not so familiar". (started to type small but is there really anything SMALL about ANYTHING in God's Word - I THINK NOT!!!) I'm gonna start today. I'm gonna get my kids up and instead of taking them to the free movies about NOTHING I'm gonna tell them the story of Melchizedek! (Won't they be thrilled?! hahahaha) Really though, God give me wisdom to find every opportunity to tell my kids of all the marvelous things You've taught me. All the "praiseworthy deeds" You've done in my life and the multiple lives in Your Word. Forgive me for not doing a better job of that and thank you for prompting me to pick it up!!!

I love you Lord!! You are the "God of Wonders"!!!


Leigh Gray said...

oh girl - oh girl oh girl - here we go - the adventure.......... i can not wait to see it all revealed!!!

Love you - are you still celebrating the B-day?
you deserve to!