Who Will You Follow?
Posted on January 6, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call
“Find someone whose product you like and follow them.” This advice was given to my husband and me when we were still in college. It is great advice.
Many of us find ourselves thrust into the middle of raising a family, working with a spouse, and trying to be successful in a profession with very little hands-on training.When Glen and I were teachers of a young couples’ Sunday school class, we asked the couples to write down what they hoped to learn in the class.
I expected the answers to include the books of the Bible they wanted to study. Instead, the women shared, “I don’t know how to cook or prepare for company. Can you help me?” The men stated, “Should I have a will for my family? I’m not sure how to set up a budget. Can you teach me how to trim my shrubs?”On Saturdays, I invited the ladies to come to my house, and I taught them how to prepare recipes for company. On Sunday evenings, the couples came over to enjoy the food we had prepared. We often invited someone to speak, such as a financial planner or an estate planner.
As Christians, we should be ready to teach our children and others the Christian way as well as teaching them skills for general living. My dear friend Eva Brandt was willing to help me become the Christian mother I wanted to be. She even stayed with my children from time to time and often left me encouraging notes. She encouraged me and urged me not to be weary in well-doing. I have had several Christian mentors: Marva, Florence, Eva, Henry, Cedric, and John have taught me much about raising children, studying God’s word, and becoming God’s woman.
Are you willing to find someone whose product you like so that you can learn from them? Are you willing to invest in someone else by transmitting what God has taught you on to them?
“Likewise, teach the older women …..to teach the younger women” (Titus 2:3) “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2)
Written by Marilyn Heavilin: Marilyn Heavilin is a woman with a love for the Word, and God has gifted her with an ability to express what she has learned from the Bible in a practical, entertaining, and common sense fashion.
Think About This: “Quit trying to feel good, and get to know Jesus Christ who can make you good.” – John Hagee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. -2 Peter 1:5-8(NIV)
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