Today my sweet mama celebrates her 88th birthday in the presence of Jesus. Because of Jesus, she is alive in the most wonderful way possible, what a celebration must be taking place.
Mama lived a very simple life. She was never in the limelight. She was very modest. She did not need the material things of this world to make her happy. Mama knew Jesus and she knew He was ALL she needed.
Many lessons were being taught as we walked and talked together. Mama believed and walked out the admonishment of Deut. 11-18-23, You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.
What did she teach:
Jesus died for your sins.
Accepting Him as Lord and Savior is the Only Way!
Put God first in ALL things.
Love your neighbors.
Think less of yourself than others.
Be grateful for what you have!
Pretty is as pretty does.
Clean your plate, there are starving children in China.
Burnt toast makes you pretty, eat it!
For as long as I can remember, my mama tried to make a difference in the lives of everyone she came in contact with.
Mama loved Jesus with all her heart, in the good time, the hard times, the happy and the sad times. She was a living example of Phil 4:12-13, I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. She had learned the secret of living an abundant life.
Mama did the best she could to teach her children and many others the truth of God’s word. She made an indelible difference in everyone’s life she touched.
We all have that same responsibility, whether it is to teach our own children or others that God places in our lives.
My mama would say, “ Live courageously, Love beautifully, pass it on!!! It only takes a spark!”
Come out and help WBFJ make a difference in the lives of many at the Dixie Classic Fair, Sept 30-Oct 9, 2016.
We would love to have you volunteer, firstname.lastname@example.org.