Monday, June 14, 2010

The heavenly Father-our example.

"The parents who desire to bring full blessing to their children must make Gods Fatherhood their model and their study." Andrew Murray

I have this lovely book that was written from the sermons of Andrew Murray between the years 1828-1917. It was published as a completed work in 1952 and titled, "How to raise your children for Christ."

Andrew Murray was born in South Africa to missionary parents. He grew up to be a pastor, married and raised 8 children.

The writings of the "saints of old" inspire me. There was an utter dependence on the Lord and His Word alone.

Here is what Andrew Murray has to say about keeping our Heavenly Father as our example:

"Home life is a school as much for training parents as children; the deepest mysteries of Gods love are best studied by a parent in his own bosom. As we think of our love to our children, the joy they give us, the tender sympathy their troubles wake, the patient kindness their dullness or waywardness requires, the ready response with which their needs and requests are met, Jesus wants us to look up and calculate how much more all of this must be in God, the good and the perfect one, the fountain of love. He wants us to banish every shadow of disbelief from the heart, and live our lives in the sunshine of Gods love."

Reading this brings a freshness to my soul.


We Are Family said...

I really enjoyed this post.

Your son has a great smile!

Shonni said...

Yes, friend, that is the word...freshness to my soul. Thank you for sharing.

Jeremy & Somer Ransom said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you. :)

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

:) like this!

~walkbyfaith~ said...

I love Andrew Murray too. He has lots of great stuff!

Mommyof6 said...

Summer thank you for sharing your heart and what God is doing in your life. I am challenged and sometimes rebuked by your posts. God's word is sharper than any two edged sword, thank you for being a vessel to be used by God. I am blessed by God through your family. Your family is daily in our prayers. Lisa Stoner

chubbycheeks said...

How exciting Summer can't wait to see you guys :)