As I am concluding much needed vacation with my family and spending some time on the beach with them and then with Mickey Mouse, I found myself totally wrapped up in a book that I want to recommend you all to read. I have a mentoring relationship with a friend in my church, where I am the mentor and he is the mentee (but I must tell you that in his walk he actually mentors me a lot of the time). One of the things that I have encouraged him to do is read a chapter of Proverbs a day, correlating to the day (so today we would read Proverbs 18 and so on). This book, by Steven Scott, puts a little more insight to Proverbs and gives you good insight to King Solomon's Proverbs. Questions that I have been asking while I read this book is, Who is the smartest man you know? Who is the wisest man you know? Who is the richest man you know? Are they the same person? If so, are they mentoring you? Are you emulating them?
Let us take this a different way. Who is the most kind-hearted man you know? Who is the most generous man you know? Who is the most patient man you know? Who is the man of God that you look up to and want to follow? Is he the same man? Is he mentoring you? Are you partnering with him in life?
Every day is a different day and brings with it its own set of problems and controversies that need to be resolved and/or conquered. Whether we are at work trying to meet a deadline or beat the competition; whetherr we are at home trying to be the Spiritual Leader of our home, or in some cases are trying to save a marriage- we have to realize that life was never meant to be easy. If we truly believe God and his Son, Jesus Christ, then what are we doing by trying to do it alone. This logic is a lie. We are given great wisdom when we are told to carry each other's burdens. Whose are you carrying? Who is carrying yours?
We are the body. Our legacy is that which we leave with our children and what type of man or women they will be. Will Christ be at the center of their lives. Will they look for a mate who shares their same faith. Will they be actively serving God? This is our legacy and what God is calling us to do- Go and make disciples. Mathew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."