Even the God of 9-11, Part 7

          Like most other mothers I know, I love my children and I love to tell people about their achievements. While in high school, Mark received the most valuable player designation out of the whole basketball camp, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He will soon graduate from Southern University. Matthew graduated as valedictorian of his high school class with a 4.19 GPA, was accepted into seven universities, and was the first Black student in the Film Department atBiolaUniversityto graduate from the Torrey Honors program.

          Like you parents, I could go on and on listing the achievements of which I’m proud. I need to ask myself today though, “Am I as connected to and as proud about what God is doing? Am I even paying attention to what God is doing to the same extent as I’m paying attention to what my kids are doing?” 

         Psalm9:11says, “Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned inZion; proclaim among the nations what he has done” (NIV). Not belittling the accomplishments of our kids, let’s spend time each day telling everyone about the goodness of God before we get into the praise of our kids, our spouse, or even our own undertakings. That’s probably a pretty good exercise for balancing our viewpoint on life.

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

 

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~ by sanewriter on September 17, 2011.

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