cwkennedy

Weekday devotionals for Christians

Caught!!

2Ti 1:5

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

2Ti 1:6

  Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

 

Here in II Timothy chapter 1 we have the Apostle Paul writing a letter to Timothy.  Paul starts out with thanksgiving for him and compliments Timothy on the unfeigned faith that was found in him.  I want to point out with the Apostle Paul that the “faithfulness” was started with a faithful parent.  It is very easy to “let down” around our children without realizing that the most important people that we need to influence are the ones who see us the most.

I have felt the temptation to “slack off a little” when it was “just me and the family”.  I believe that one of the great tragedies of modern christianity is that we are more concerned with being faithful with someone or something else or left our family behind in pursuit of someone else’s family.  With good intentions and sincerity of heart, we left the ones whom God entrusted us with the most.  In fact, He trusted us to the point of having them live with us, to see how we live and observe how we should act and react to the world around us.  What will our children “catch us doing”?  Will they catch us reading our Bibles (Hint, Hint…..The Bible reading schedule to the right), praying, singing songs to the Lord, trusting in God?  What will your most precious possessions catch you doing?  Let it be said of us by our children that we are “caught being a christian”!

February 7, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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