Today’s post was written by our super cool friend Amanda of Impress Your Kids and Truth in the Tinsel fame! We love that her skills from her background in Children’s ministry are now laser focused on the discipleship of her two adorable kids…and that she shares those skills with us! She’s offering some fantastic wisdom on marriage today. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!
I was in the back of the sanctuary when my mom told her journey of faith to a group of elementary aged kids. She mentioned my grandmother kneeling with her to ask Jesus into her heart. She talked about church leaders who led the way for her. Then she said the next big part of her walk with Jesus was when she met a boy.
That boy was really a teenager. He was tall and handsome but more importantly he was gentle, quiet and patient. Those qualities were not something my mom had ever seen in her home, especially from her dad.
She eventually married that teenage boy. And she’s right, my dad is gentle, quiet and patient. He’s a servant who works hard for his wife, his kids, his church and the Body of Christ as a whole.
His example changed my mom’s life. She’s learned to live in peace, patience and gentleness. My brother and I have lived in it and learned it from both of them.
As my mom told her story, I thought about my marriage. Have I drawn my husband closer to the Lord? Have I showed my husband a godly quality that maybe he has never experienced before?
Then I thought about my kids. Do I show them Christ in a way that’s never been seen before? I thought about my friends, my blog readers and folks I work with at church. Is my life a road sign that leads them to God?
How wonderful would it be to hear someone say, “My life was connected to God more fully because of your example and your service.” It’s not the seemingly big things we do (write books, preach sermons, head up programs or start organizations) that influence others–it’s simply who we are and how we relate to our Heavenly Father.
Does my inside self lead others to Jesus? Is God pleased with the posture of my heart?