by Tonja Taylor
13 If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.--2 Timothy 2:13, AMPC
As the song "Way Maker" says, "Even when we don't see it, He's working...."! Hallelujah!
Only take heed, and guard your life diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your [mind and] heart all the days of your life. Teach them to your children and your children’s children—Deut. 4:9, AMPC
And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.--Deut. 11:19, AMPC
The living, the living—they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth.--Isaiah 38:19, AMPC
My son, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;--Proverbs 3:1, AMPC
I am rejoicing that today, the LORD showed me more fruits of my righteousness, in my dear daughter, and her new love and excitement and interest and respect for the deeper things of God!
Hallelujah, glory glory glory to God! He is faithful forever!
We had gathered at my mother's to celebrate my husband, my only daughter's faithful and excellent step-father for almost 20 years.
So [it shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes.--Isaiah 65:16, AMPC
Today, bless His holy Name, He showed me more fruits of "my" righteousness--a harvest off good seeds I'd planted and watered in her life; lived before her the past many years. With a note of wonder and respect in her voice, she asked me if I'd listened to the preacher's sermon (where she and her husband had been a few times, and where my husband and I had visited once, and been very impressed with) on binding and loosing, and related that he had been studying the Biblical Greek to increase his understanding of the Word, and was now "more scared than before" (at what God was saying).
I was thrilled to hear her talk about the deeper things of God--a desire of my heart for almost two decades!
Great is the faithfulness of our God--from the time of leading my daughter and I to the church where she met her future husband (with whom she was best friends for 10 years, then married)--whose parents were now reinforcing what I'd lived before her, by God's Grace; the deeper things of His Spirit!
Know that the LORD appreciates every effort you have make and will make to live His Word before your children, and to otherwise teach them His ways.
God is no respecter of persons. What He's done for me, He will do for you, if you don't stop!
And Peter opened his mouth and said: Most certainly and thoroughly I now perceive and understand that God shows no partiality and is no respecter of persons,--Acts 10:34, AMPC
9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.--Galatians 6:9, AMPC
Keep on honoring God, trusting Him, worshiping Him, serving Him. He is worthy, and your children are absorbing more than you know!
God is faithful forever!
Just as a farmer does not expect a harvest overnight, usually, there is a time between when we plant spiritual seeds and see the precious fruit, so hold fast, and know that God is the ultimate Gardener; the diligent Husbandman Who continually works to bring forth the desired results--and is able to do much more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20)!
Tonja K. Taylor and her husband of almost 18 years live to exalt God, and she tutors K-12 kids and adults in core and creative subjects online. Check out her "River Rain Creative" YouTube channel for audio books and insightful teachings. Also, Book IV of The P.O.W.E.R.* Girl series is almost done