No matter what! "But Ruth said, “Don’t beg me to leave you or to stop following you. Where you go, I will go. Where you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. I ask the LORD to punish me terribly if I do not keep this promise: Not even death will separate us.” When Naomi saw that Ruth had firmly made up her mind to go with her, she stopped arguing with her." - Ruth 1:16-18 "The
"Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again. Do not send me away from you or take your Holy Spirit away from me. Give me back the joy of your salvation. Keep me strong by giving me a willing spirit. Then I will teach your ways to those who do wrong, and sinners will turn back to you." - Psalm 51:10-13 "You should teach people whom you can trust the things you and many others have heard me say. Then they will be able to teach others." - 2 Timothy 2:2
"I was born this way." you say, and you are right. We are all 'born this way.' "I was brought into this world in sin. In sin my mother gave birth to me." - Psalm 51:5 My children were born needing their diapers changed. Do you, still?
"I am not telling you this because I need anything. I have learned to be satisfied with the things I have and with everything that happens." - Philippians 4:11 Has the enemy found a way to whisper away your satisfaction? Has the enemy found a place to change your face? I use to ask 5th and 6th graders, "What's on your face?“ How does what you are thinking right now affect your face? 😉 Crow's feet or happy feet?
Max has these oversized, air filled boxing gloves he likes to play with. He really likes for me to put one on and let him hit it and for me to hit his. That would be really hard to do if I stood while we played. It might also be intimidating for him seeing as I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs. and he's only a little over 3' and maybe 50 lbs.. I typically get down on my knees, at his level, so his punches can connect and so we can have fun together. Much like what Jesus did for us
Pray for your heroes. "Surround the enemy camp. When I and everyone with me blow our trumpets, you blow your trumpets, too. Then shout, ‘For the LORD and for Gideon!’”" - Judges 7:18 Told a couple LDS missionaries I would go to church with them if they'd come to church with me. At the meeting, the leader made this statement, "Work at getting the leaders. If you can get one of them, then you can get all their followers." Good strategy, right? It plays out in our leaders' lives every day. I'm not me without the God my leaders introduced