Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Enabling Others

I've recently discovered the whole world of "babywearing" and slings and wraps etc and apart from the fact that I love it, one thing really struck me - and that was the use of the word "enabler"
Mothers are keen to "enable" other mothers to discover the joy of babywearing, whether this takes the form of talking about it, lending slings out etc they are just happy that have "enabled" another Mum to become a baby wearer!

I think this should be true of our spiritual life too - we should look at ourselves and think - are we "enabling" others to discover the joy that we've found of a deep personal relationship with God? I'm not talking about shoving it down peoples throats - talking of nothing but God etc but reflecting it in our lives, in our dealings with our children, in the way we handle difficult situations - and when someone does show an interest finding them a book to read that might help them on their own journey of discovery, or inviting them to a special church service or even just being there to listen to them as they mull over all what they've seen and heard.

And of course we musn't forget the most important ingredient of enabling - and that is prayer - pray that the holy spirit will convict them and lead them into a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

I leave you today with this challenge - what are you doing today and this week in your life to "enable" others to find Jesus?

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