Verse of the Week
|1 Timothy 4:12: Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.|
I’ve heard it said that when it comes to our kids, “more is caught than is taught.” In other words, we teach them by what we command, but they’re learning exponentially more by observing how we live. For better or worse, they’re like little mirrors. Sometimes it can be a negative. Like when they’re driving me nuts because they’re yelling and my response is to….. also yell. But it can also be a beautiful thing. I don’t think I could have been more proud than when Anthony told me he was also writing a book. He’s been working hard on his Baseball History Book. We even ran it through my Kindle Create program so he could see what it would look like as an e-book! Granted, the book breaks about 18 copyright/plagiarism laws, but I digress. I’m really proud of him, and it was a reminder that he’s paying attention to a lot more than just what I say.
In our verse this week we’re reminded that, as Christians, we are walking ambassador’s for Christ. Just as our kids learn by observing how we live, we are much more likely to attract someone to Jesus by how we live than we are to convince them they need Him by what we say. As crazy as our world is, I’m encouraging you to set the example. Let others around you be wondering… “Something’s different about her. She’s got something. She’s living different.” Go about your life as if you’re wearing a uniform that says “I represent Jesus,” because more is caught than is taught!