Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Passing On The Word

She decided one day that she was going to church when her family made plans for a picnic. Her mother had agreed to let her go and so she did. "I had been an obstinate little girl, but when I made that choice, I really did choose God," my Grandma told me one day. She remembered that moment so clearly and attributed her continued faith to it.
Passing on the Word and it's life-giving importance became stronger with each generation. I grew up catching my mother sitting in her favourite chair, early in the morning, reading her Bible. Her pink leather Bible was always full of papers and pictures, underlining and dates. It was well worn and so were her knees. The legacy that was left to me is something I'm grateful to have experienced. My oldest daughter wrote a post on her blog yesterday and the joy I felt as I read her words is inexpressible. She too, is finding her desperate need for God's words and often shares that she's asking Him to help her apply something she's read in her personal devotions. Here is an excerpt from her post...

An Ideal Christmas Present

Last night I came across a verse in Proverbs. Right now Proverbs is one of my top favorite B.O.B (books of the bible). I like it because it tells you that something will happen if you are not careful to do this, or try to do your best on that because that is going to crush you if you don't. Know what I mean? Love it.

Here's the verse...Proverbs eight eleven. A.m.a.z.i.n.g. (!)
Okay, here it is! (So excited to share this with you!)...Aah!

"...for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her."

I love it how Solomon personifies wisdom (and the whole book of Proverbs). Personally I love personification. I'd like to use it as many times as I can! Also, I told my mom that I want wisdom for Christmas! Doesn't it say that nothing you desire can compare with her? Yeah. I think God gave me this idea. He speaks to people in different ways, but with me, it's the ideas :)
Father, let us pass your Word on to our children, and in opportunities with others, with all diligence, so that Your Name be lifted up, as it should be.
May I encourage you to read the True Word more than any other book this advent season?

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” - Psalm 100:4-5


C Laman said...

She's 11 going on 20! You guys are doing something right!

The Maretzki Family said...

Love, love, LOVE Meghan's post!!!
Proverbs is a VERY good B.O.B. ;-)


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Wanting What I Have said...

This made me get teary and chills - what a precious, precious girl! I am so glad you shared.

jeana said...

Wow, I'm just bursting! What a thoughtful post, and what a beautiful job you are doing!
Wanted to drop by, too and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Praying your week is filled with many more blessings!

followinghisfootsteps:mylegacy said...

What a thoughtful daughter you have! She sounds like a deep thinker! I think there is nothing more precious than a child waking up, toddling into mama's room only to find her knees bent, Bible in hand, praying. Loved your post!

Sarah said...

Wow! I love her writing! And the way she thinks is so grounded. Thank you for sharing her post. I think I'd like to start reading her more often:)
And your encouragement is read the Bible more then any other book, Yes and Amen to that!

Anna said...

I think she's already been given wisdom. What a wonderful gift!

Camille said...

What a great blessing! May the LORD truly have the hearts of our children and may HE give them a deep love for HIS Word! How PRECIOUS!!


Craig and Bethany said...

Wow. What an amazing gal. I have a feeling the woman she will be is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Write MORE Meghan! And may wisdom ENGULF you.