“Can the Ethiopian change his skin Or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good Who are accustomed to doing evil.” Jeremiah 13:23
Growing in my faith has changed me. It’s changed what I believe and how I act. Life situations certainly have grown my faith although I didn’t realize it at the time. My daughter is in her mid-thirties and runs a very successful pet care company in Florida. She and I have had a fairly good relationship most of our lives together. However, I did not really appreciate the woman she had become until my son, her brother ,passed away over 4 years ago. I really was unaware of how much of my time I focused on him and sadly my daughter lived in his shadow.
As my faith grew, so did my relationship with my daughter. I was able to share my closest held secrets with her and establish boundaries. At her insistence, those boundaries have given us both health and freedom. What I would tell her and what she would share with me were hard things. I have watched her grow into a strong and confident woman and couldn’t be prouder of her.
Last Christmas, I was visiting her and her boyfriend; they had invited some close friends over and after dinner, we guys went outside to smoke cigars. Imagine my surprise when their friend whom I had never met said, “Your daughter has talked a lot about you and about the relationship she has with you now. How it’s changed over the past several years and she feels so close to you because of some of the changes you’ve made in your life and have paid more attention to her. That you really care about who she is.”
Growing in my faith is for others!
Daily Battle Order:
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 .
Is your faith growing Kingdom Man? Are you sharing your faith with your children through your actions as well as your words? When you do, the assurance will be your children will begin to open the window of their heart to you because they will see you’re willing to listen to them and hear what they have to say.