Monday, August 15, 2011
Lesson 23 - The Legacy of A Woman After God’s Own Heart
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: – Acts 13:36
If you will recall we started this study by considering David’s usefulness to God as reported in Acts 13:22. Even with all of David’s faults, he had a heart for God. In other words, he desired to do God’s will.
David’s last will and testament is that his life had an impact. He served his own generation by the will of God…because he chose to submit his heart and service to God’s will, not his own.
This mission that we have taken on to becoming women after God’s heart isn’t always easy. Sometimes we will feel like we are taking a step forward and sometimes we will feel that we have quickly taken two steps back.
Energized and encouraged by the grace of God and propelled by your heart’s desire to love God through obedience…we can move forward.
No matter what changes our future holds, we should stay dedicated to our mission and let it be our guiding beacon.
God will sustain you and enable you to stay on target:
…to love Him first and passionately
…to be the best wife and mom and grandmother you can possibly be
…to continue to grow in the knowledge of God
…to serve Him and His people.
After we complete this study, it will be necessary to continue to practice and order our lives by the priorities we have discussed in these lessons…this priorities we learned from God’s manual for all of life…the BIBLE!
Continue to desire…continue to pray…continue to have a heart that obey each and every time a new or difficult challenge comes along.
Revisit your priorities and refresh your outlook on your spiritual life to make sure you are not failing in your priorities.
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. – Titus 2:5
It’s never too late to begin practicing your priorities. It’s never too late to begin to follow God’s commands and to live out our assignment from God as a loving and supportive wife, mother, neighbor, friend.
We have seen that this book did not deal only with women who are married and have children. If your heart and ears are open, you’ll have countless opportunities as you sense or hear the distress of other friends, co-workers, even strangers, who are married women and moms with problems.