“Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it.” 2 Timothy 3:14
As I sat down to write this morning I was prepared to talk about the fact that I had just finished reading through the Old Testament and looking forward to starting on the New Testament. I really want to begin reading about Jesus and His life and how it affects me and my life.
Before I started as I always do I read Pastor Warrens post in Daily Hope and then the post in Our Daily Bread because many times what I read in those two daily devotionals gives me ideas about things to write about. As I read today’s Our Daily Bread it reminded me of my mom. She was the driving influence in my becoming a Christian and a big part of why I write. She guided me, influenced me and loved me even when I acted out. My dad was a big influence also but it was my mother that taught me about God and how much He loves me, she was a great example to our entire family.
As I read the verse above it talks about who we learn from, about how we know and remember who taught us the greatest “life’s lessons”. I realized that it’s not just mothers but each and every one of us who has influence on the people we know and love and even strangers that we meet every day.
As Arthur Jackson says in the quote below God uses faithful men and women to show (teach) others about His love, all the more reason for us to let His light shine through our daily lives, the things we say and do.
“Today, as well as in Timothy’s time, God uses faithful women and men to mark future generations. Our prayers, words, actions, and service can be powerfully used by the Lord while we live and after we’re gone. That’s why my siblings and I still rehearse things that were passed on to us from Momma. My prayer is that Momma’s legacy will not stop with us.” Arthur Jackson – Our Daily Bread
Lord, thank You for the light in my life that was my mother, let me light up the path in the lives of others as she did for me
Thanks for listening, Dave