What really matters – 2

What really matters

Continuing on my blog of what really matters in my life:

2. Family

I am passionate about being a husband, father and friend to my family and this I try to fulfil as I live out God’s righteous purpose for my life.

‘Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.’ Psalm 112:1-3

For me family is my wife, Jennifer, my children, Melissa, Caleb, Samantha, Amelia and Natasha and my daugther-in-law Anna.

Family is one of the greatest blessings in my life. I regularly try to build into the members of my family as they build into me. When I look at the sheer potential within my family, I am reminded to evaluate my own life. How well am I spending it? Am I living a life that would make them proud? Am I using my fatherly influence to mold whom they become and to ignite their fire for following Jesus with their lives, as I have tried to follow Him with mine? Am I raising a godly family that will bring glory to God?

3. God’s call upon my life

I am passionate about living out God’s call for my life. I have challenged myself with: What is the one thing I have risked everything for that I want to do more than anything else for the Lord that will build God’s dream in my heart?

My desire has always been be to use the skills, gifts, abilities and resources bestowed upon me to bring about God’s Kingdom on the earth, i.e. be a habitation for God. This is reflected in my life verse:  ‘So everywhere we go we talk about Christ to all who will listen, warning them and teaching them as well as we know how. We want to be able to present each one to God, perfect because of what Christ has done for each of them. This is my work, and I can do it only because Christ’s mighty energy is at work within me.’ Colossians 1:28-29 TLB

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