Today my heart is slightly heavy. In a few instances lately, people have really made me question whether or not I make a difference in people's lives. That I'm not quite "wise" enough to make a difference. All these coming from people I consider friends or at least associates. Am I not doing enough to make a difference? Do I not pray enough? Do I not read my Bible enough? Do I not seek His counsel?
I want to make a difference in people's lives. I want them to know that Jesus can make a difference in their lives. I want my preschoolers at church to know Him and I want to make an impact on them. Am I doing enough to do this?
Apparently after some comments, that maybe I'm taking the wrong way, I feel that I'm not doing enough. That I could do better at connecting with people. But am I doing this to gain favor with these people? Or am I doing to for the Lord?
I thought I had a verse here, but apparently I've combined 2 verses to make my own in my head, SO I will post the 2 verses that keep coming to me!
Col.3:2 Set your sights on the Lord and not on earthly things.
Prov.3:6 In all ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths known.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I've prayed many prayers for my children. My first is always for their salvation. Xavier accepted Christ when he was 7 years old. About this time of year. And was baptized in May. That was 3 years ago. Tonight my sweet Naiabean told me that she wanted to become a christian and that she had already prayed the ABC prayer. I was bumfuzzled! Totally came out of the blue in a car full of loud kids on the way to church! We talked on the way to church and then at church for about 30 minutes "before I was sure enough she was ready to be saved"! Our pastor always says that the salvation of a person is NOT something that can be messed up! He says that first step towards repentence is all that's needed! I'm so glad that he preached this just last Sunday. I needed that assurance tonight as I prayed the prayer of salvation with my daughter! Behold, you are made new! She didn't want to tell anyone until she had told our pastor, but he's had a really rough week and wasn't there tonight. We told her Children's director and her daddy! What a special time in her life. I can't wait to watch her grow in Christ!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I think Xavier had the most fun outside today of all. Brent and he had a blast having a snowball fight. They also wrestled in the snow! He's becoming such a sweet tween boy! He loves to play but also wants to be grown half the time! Today he just played. I love most of his antics, but occassionally while driving his sister crazy, he tends to drive me crazy as well!
Naia only had marginal fun in the snow! You know she had to get wet and cold and appropriately dressed, so that takes out some of the fun! At least she came out this time! Her friend Brooklyn came over and played with us for a bit and then even took Naia and Xavier to her Poppa's house to sled behind the 4 wheeler! She didn't partake in the snow ball fight, but she did attempt a snow angel! She just liked to look cute out in the pretty snow!
Paxton had tons of fun in the snow! So much so, that he nearly got frostbite! When I brought him in from playing, he had welps all over his legs and wrists where his wet clothes had been stuck to him. It was kind of scary, especially after looking at pictures on the internet! HA! But all is well now!