Thoughts from Men in Mission

Our Faith in Christ Jesus

           “Now faith is the substance of things hope for and the evidence of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11: 1

           The answers brothers and sisters, can always be found in the Holy Book. With a growing faith, we realize that we must read the Bible not on occasion, but every day of our lives….the information and insight we receive enriches our minds and even more so, our souls. Our churches provide not only resources for scripture study but also encouragement and group study which adds a whole new dimension.

At such times I turn to the lyrics of inspirational songs for added support and encouragement. By listening through the gift of music, even greater understanding is achieved. The following lyrics pretty well sum it up for me: “When I have done all I can Lord, and my time on earth is through. When I have set a positive example for the little children; when I have worked to keep your holy teachings, I simply ask, please understand and say, ‘well done my good and faithful servant.'”

We all feel the pressures of the secular world; but we must continue to keep the Master in the forefront in our daily lives. Thankfully the church is always there as a place of solace and peace. In my opinion, nothing is more important than using time on Sunday to worship our Lord. Especially men, as the traditional leaders of our families, we should fall on our knees and pray asking God to show his mercy on all of us. So often we fail to realize that the children entrusted to us are always watching what we do, what we say, where we’re at. It is our duty as men of faith to guide our children to our Lord and when they stray, to gently guide them back. Every day is an opportunity as responsible, faithful men and women to worship and honor our Christ. Remember our children are watching!

Peace and Blessings,

Earnie Parker