Prepared For The Future
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Our children are our future, and it is important that we sow into the things that they will need for them to be great. There are some who will say that children are different now than when we grew up, and while that is true in some sense, their experiences will be different from ours, but we still need to ensure that they have a sure foundation. That sure foundation is God. No matter what they face in their future, if they have God as their foundation, they will be able to make it through anything. Many of us did not like having to go to Church or Sunday School or the myriad of other things we had to do in Church growing up, but it gave us a sure foundation, and no matter what happens in life we were able to seek God.
“Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133 (ESV)
As a child learns to take their first steps, they will utilize whatever they can find to hold on to so they can steady themselves before taking that first step. As we get older and our steps slow down there are times when we need to find something to hold on to and make sure our steps are steady. As we are on our spiritual journey’s there are going to be times when our steps are not steady and sure, and we are going to have to lean on The Lord to help lead and guide us, so we are walking in the right paths.
Every Good Gift
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
All of us like to be the recipients of gifts. It is not that we are always expecting gifts, but it is nice when we receive them. There are those who will become upset if they do not receive a gift at certain times of the year such as birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and the like. Gifts are not something we can earn, and there are some instances when they are not even deserved but given any way. Gifts come in many different shapes and sizes and there are times when finding the right gift for the right person becomes difficult.
The Gift Of Today
“I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.” Psalm 3:5 (ESV)
Certainly, The Lord has been good to each of us. The Lord has allowed us to see another day, a day that was not promised to us, but a day that The Lord has given to us by His grace and mercy. Every morning that we arise is a blessing from The Lord. When we went to sleep last night, we may have expected to wake up this morning, but it was only by God’s grace that we see another day.