Do you ever go on the hunt looking for a specific item and instead, you find something else that catches your eye, your thoughts? I happened to stumble across the lyrics to the song “Find Us Faithful” by Jon Mohr.
(Chorus) Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
(Verse 3) After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift thru all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the mem'ries they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find
Although I had heard this song many times before, the lyrics (above) seemed to have a new and different meaning...a concept that I was understanding maybe for the first time. May the fire of our devotion light their way. We are the encouragers to ALL who may cross our path. May the enthusiasm in our dedication and commitment to God (and our church) inspire others to find their faith and devotion. But, how do we do that? Charles Swindoll says that attitude is most important and the best part (wait for it)– we are in control of our attitudes. This quote from Charles Swindoll comes to mind: And so it is with you, we are in charge of our attitudes and our attitudes influence our behavior.
We help others to have faith by our steadfast faithfulness to God and our church. In other words, keep on rowing - keep on keeping on – be kind to one another. The following poem is from the July 6, 2011 issue of Our Daily Bread. It’s taped to the top of my computer monitor.
Do all the good you can,
In all the ways you can,
For all the people you can
While you can.
The third verse in Find Us Faithful made me smile, as again I was looking for one thing and found written notes that brought back old memories. It made me think of the road we each must travel. Isn’t the Bible like that also? It has clues for us to discover and favorite passages that bring back memories of people and places that only we know and remember, things that speak to our hearts. God gave the Bible to us for instruction and to worship Him. Please join me as we begin this New Year by exploring verses and passages in the Bible that are just for us... just for you! Let us resolve to start this new year right by committing to reading our Bibles and re-committing our love and devotion to God, church, and one another. May God find us faithful in this New Year!