Psalm 78: 1-39; Jer. 7: 21-34; Rom. 4: 13-25; John 7: 37-52
I see clearly God’s spiritual markers as I reflect on my 19 years as a parent. These markers have helped shape my parenting skills by prayer and the faithful support of others’ prayers. These faithful Christians along the sometimes difficult but rewarding journey have strengthened my faith. Many times my flesh was telling me to react one way toward these parenting challenges, but the voice of the Holy Spirit was saying quite the opposite
Jer. 7: 23-24: “But I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you.”
I continue to be thankful in all things, especially for God’s unconditional love. Jesus was trying to show this to the Jewish people at the Feast of Tabernacles when he remained humble and quiet about his knowledge and the miracles he performed. Jesus’ brothers wanted him to publicly proclaim to the world that he was Christ. His message to the Jews at the feast was simple: “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.”
We must continue to strive to emulate Jesus in all aspects of life, whether it be as a parent, grandparent, professional, or church family member. Continue to listen, obey and follow the Holy Spirit in your daily walk with God.
Michele, Scott, and Mylea Wilson have been members of St. Margaret’s for many years.