Godly Influence... Thanks Mom! (Freedom Devotional - May 6)

When Mother's Day rolls around each year, we usually find ourselves thinking about how much our moms have taught us, how they've sacrificed for us and how unconditional their love is. These things are definitely true of my mom (love you, Mom!) but now that I'm a mom my perspective is changing and my gratitude is growing. I'm not only thankful the the selfless ways that my mom gave (gives) to our family, I'm thankful for being raised in her home. She created a culture in our house of Christ-first living that was centred on godly wisdom. 

That's the legacy of great moms - not what they did but how they influenced their kids to know God and to make Him known. 

And, of course, this role isn't only given to moms. It's for all of us. It's not only given to parents, either. All of us have the privilege and responsibility to spend our lives influencing the world for Christ. Those who do - men, women, children, young old - are the people that are worth turning our attention to as we run our race day by day.

Jeremy Feller (I mean, Dr. Feller - he just completed his PhD in Theology) is one of those people that Rob and I intentionally allow to influence our hearts and minds. He is consistently pouring his life into the people of Ethiopia and we never cease to be amazed at what God is doing through him and his wife Teresa. When he shares with us on Sunday I know that you'll be challenged and encouraged.

"You are the light of the world. A town build on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." (Matthew 5:14-15)

See you on Sunday,

P. Tracy