Saturday, February 18, 2012

Clean Air Of Gospel Living

Doesn't that sound wonderful?  We need to be raising our children in the clean air of gospel living!  Rachel Jankovic came up with that phrase in her article entitled, "Motherhood is A Calling."  Here are a few of her comments ~

Live the gospel in the things that no one sees.  Your testimony  to the gospel in the little details of your life is more valuable to your children than you can imagine...Give your life for theirs every day, joyfully.  Lay down pettiness.  Lay down fussiness. Lay down resentment about the dishes, about the laundry, about how no one knows how hard you work.  Stop clinging to yourself and cling to the cross.

I believe that when children see the gospel being lived out faithfully and joyfully, they will want what you have and embrace it.  The gospel is clean air like a breath of fresh air in this dark and decaying society.

The gospel gives us hope, whereas society gives us doom and gloom.

The gospel gives life.  The society gives us death and destruction.

The gospel gives joy.  Society gives fear and anxiety.

The gospel keeps promises.  Society makes empty promises.

The gospel gives peace.  Society gives arguing, fighting, and dissension.

The gospel gives forgiveness.  Society gives bitterness and grudges with no forgiveness.

Cling to Jesus.  Cling to His promises.  Live His life out in front of your family.  Let them see how absolutely wonderful it is living for Him and that His ways are best.  Laugh and smile a lot.  Let them see the joy of the Lord living through you!

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 5:19,20

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