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What I Want our Kids to Know (3 of 3)

(Part 3 of 3) and a continuation of what I learned from Howard Hendrick’s a number of years ago about caring for others:

Flow into the lives of people

Accept people as they are

Should always be based on God’s acceptance of us. (Rms. 15:7)

Listen to people.

Care about what that person cares for.

Affirm people in their life

People are dying for someone to believe in them.

Rms 16 – Paul had a lot of friends because he believed in people.

We have the opportunity to believe in people, many of who cannot believe in themselves.

That our prayer might be, “Lord I’m yours, make me your instrument.  Help me to flow into the lives of others.”

So what is it that I want to pass onto Moriah, Elijah and Hadassah… Prayer and Fellowship, the essence of life.  I want them to know not by my words, but by my day-to-day life that everything else is in the backdrop compared to knowing God and truly knowing and caring for others.  The apostel Paul summed it up best in his letter to the Philippians. “ More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”  Being in a growing relationship with our Creator and with others is as good as it gets.

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