Leading beyond the leash
Verse of the day:
You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you. May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel. For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face.
Psalm 69:5~7 NIV
It is so easy to think of this verse for someone in leadership who tends to a flock of the body of Christ. But oh my, how quickly I am reminded that this goes for my own household too! My husband, our children, should have in the least Hope in the Lord, and how quickly I personally can demolish that Hope by my actions and/or reactions. I may be prideful, spiteful, what have you, but unless I pocess the fruits of the spirit (Love, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control), I am doing nothing but harm to my family.
So, as this next week is knocking on my door, I am going to hold this near and dear to me, and make it my mission to keep my fruits in check.
Dear Gracious Heavenly Father,
Lord I thank you for your kindness, and your gentleness. Thank you for your continued mercy and forgiveness. Father forgive me for taking way any hope that someone might have had in you, by my thoughtlessness and not keeping myself in check. Lord forgive me for leading some away from you who may have only gotten a chance to know you through me. Father bring someone into their lives today to show you the goodness of you! Help me dear Lord to always Honor you, and bring glory to your name, by my thoughts, actions, and reactions. Fahter let my life be a living example of you!
In Jesus Name,
© 2007 Sheila C. King