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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Where Is God?

The reasons why I talk to our sons about my beliefs is to allow them a peek into what my character is, where I come from; and hopefully where I want to be in the future. Most of the time when it comes to ideals or beliefs; I let my sons work things out for themselves.  However, I do believe I must teach or guide them in their paths to become honorable men and in this I am a servant.  The other day we had an interesting conversation that kinda went like this:

Why do you stop to make sure others are okay on the side of the road?

Answer: 'Because I was taught you never know where Jesus or God is.  Perhaps he is testing my learning as a child by waiting to see if I will do as I was taught to help others in need.'

What happens if they want to rob or kill you?

'The way I see that scenario is perhaps; it is God's way of calling me home to be with Him while, I am following my gut to help.  Just maybe; he wants to see if I am afraid to follow or deny my beliefs.  Yes, it is possible I may die but, there is also a chance I may not get to another opportunity meet my maker.  If I ignore the 'call' or 'opportunity to serve,' will I hear his vioce again?

Now this line of reasoning and blind belief may be crazy to some.  Heck even my husband doesn't subscribe to my point of veiw.  Yet, I am a servant and will always be so.  I am here to help others or to teach; that is my calling and I accept this.  I not crazy enough though to allow strangers into my vehicle if I am alone or with our sons but, I always have a cell phone to offer.  Most of the time, these strangers just wave me on so; I just get peace of mind they will not be left stranded.  What I do want my sons to understand; you may be afraid of the wolf but, never stop being a person of faith and living. 

I leave ya'll with this quote:

"He who is not a good servant shall not be a good master."
Plato

7 comments:

Kids and Canning Jars said...

We are all servants.. I am so grateful you want to teach them well. I am glad you want them to grow up to be good men. More people should teach there children to be good God fearing folks.
Thank you for being willing to write my DD13 we have four kiddos home schooled. Maybe my younger two and your two should become pen-pals for school next year? Idea in the making there? Thank you for being so sweet and supportive.
Much love, Melissa

Greg said...

you are a very good person, I'm sure you set a great example for your children.

Nekkid Chicken said...

Melissa, I would love to set up a pen pal exchange. Saenz sorely needs practice writing personal letters. His dyslexia is a real pain with his penmanship. Though I have found a site that helps with worksheets. He still needs lots and lots of practice. Do you have a child that is into games, military, hunting, and all things boy? LOL Yes as parents we are responsible for instilling our values into our children to ground them; and give them wings.

Take care,
Mal

Nekkid Chicken said...

Greg,

It is a daily battle to set the best example and though I am human; I have many flaws to work on daily. I just hope they pick up my good habits and by-pass the bad. Can't wait to read more of your hunting blogs. Hope your dog is having a lovely summer. Do ya'll have issue with fleas up North?

Take care,
Mal

Rooster613 said...

Actually, there is a specific biblical commandment that applies to this: "If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it." (Exodus 23:5) TGhe modern equivalent of this is if you see someone's car broken down on the road, stuck in the snow, etc. It say "someone who hates you" to emphasize that even for enemies, we should stop and help.

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Cesar Crash said...

Wonderful, Mal!