Every Wednesday, Steve Maxwell at www.Titus2.com sends out an email message in a series called 'Seriously Dads'. Today's was especially meaningful and makes me wonder what I need to trade. How about you?
This was posted on August 24, 2016 by Steve Maxwell.
Everything in life involves a trade, and what you trade for is based on what you value. You will trade your money for something once you perceive it to have sufficient value. Many trades don’t involve money but time.
My greatest worldly passion was flying small, private airplanes. Back in 1979, however, I traded flying for my family and I haven’t regretted it. Flying was expensive and pulled my heart away from my family. I felt the Lord asking me to give it up and to seek Him first and my family next.
There are many “good” things that can pull our hearts away from the best things. We have one life, and every day is priceless. One dad’s moto was to make every day count because you are trading a day of your life for it. May we be found faithful.
“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” (Matthew 24:45-46)
Post by bystillwaters on Aug 26, 2016 7:23:35 GMT -5
Thank you for posting this... There are some of us who need to trade certain behavior traits for one that affirms the Lord and lifts up the family... I have a wrathful heart... and though, over the years I have reined it in quite a bit... it often leaps out unexpectedly..... I would trade this "beast" for a more measured reaction to that which opens the door to the "cage".
bystillwaters: Father please watch over the people of Sutherland TX and the First Baptist Church there...
Nov 8, 2017 6:06:54 GMT -5
sw7777: May God increase the harvest as time is running out. May God make us ready to answer peoples questions and may we be ready to guide people to know Christ....sometimes the smallest seed becomes the biggest tree. Amen.
Oct 24, 2017 14:26:18 GMT -5