My six

My six

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Monday, March 5, 2012

Courageous

I finally got to see the movie "Courageous" with my family this weekend. I highly recommend it. It is a very inspiring movie. I am amazed how God has worked through Sherwood Baptist Church to bring the Lord's message to the big screen. This movie really made me think. Really got my wheels turning.

While the message in the movie is about father's standing up to be the leaders in their family, it also has a message for mothers. After seeing this movie my heart was drawn to
Matthew 24:14-30.
The Parable of the Three Servants. "“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.  So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.  But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.  “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.  The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’  “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’  “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

What are we doing with the young lives that the Lord has bestowed upon us? What kind of investments are we making with their young impressionable lives? I am guilty of being careless with what I have. I am convicted to teach my children more about the Lord, more about who He is and not just sweet little Bible stories. I am a creature of influence and my children are watching me. What I say and do, how I act at church and at home. Does it coincide?

I know how challenging it is to try to do all the things that we need to do as mothers. We worry about dinner, laundry, bills, schedules, just to name a few. I am in the same boat. But today I am going to strive better to be the mother and woman my Lord has called me to be. I encourage you to do the same. I promise you will not regret it.

" Be sure that you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds" Proverbs 27:23

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