Thursday, April 29, 2010

What would you like your Obituary to Read?

I know this is a really depressing title. As Christian Working Moms are main focus has to be on being followers of Christ. I read the most depressing obituary in the my Bible reading this morning. Listen to 1 Chronicles 10:13-14, "Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse."



Saul started out following God and obeying God's commands, but he didn't end His life that way. The Christian walk is about being faithful over time. Not starting off with a burst of energy and finishing with a fizzle. We need to faithfully follow God's commands over our entire life.



Listen to this verse that tells us how we are to live, "He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8.



Saul violated the verse in Micah by believing his own press. What I mean is Saul often got the big head and didn't think he needed to consult God. Saul decided he could do things his own way. Didn't turn out well at all for Saul.



Now it is your turn. What does God's word lived out mean when it says to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God? How do we live that out in our daily lives?



May we as Christians have an obituary that reflects Micah 6:8 much more than 1 Chronicles 10:13. May our entire life reflect back on God and for His glory.



Please share your thoughts and living out Micah 6:8.

43 comments:

The Royal Buffington's said...

I've been really striving to be more dependable. I want people to be able to say about me that if I said I was going to do something, I did it. I want it to be the same way with my religion, I said I was a Christian and that's how I should act. Thanks for the post, these really help me.

Coach Kimberly said...

Hi The Royal Buffington's,

I do think people are watching us to see if we walk the walk. Could you please send me your email address to kimberly@kimberlychastain.com. I have another CWM who wants to get in touch with you. I don't want you to have to put it out for the whole world to see. Thanks.

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holligibson said...

I have the NIV Life Application Study Bible and it has a note at the end of Mica that I wanted to share. "In a world that is unjust, we must act justly. In a world of tough breaks, we must be merciful. In a world of pride and self-sufficiency, we must walk humbly with God. Only when we live according to God's way will we begin to affect our homes, our society and our world."

Coach Kimberly said...

Holli,

Thanks for sharing the NIV note. I have always loved that verse. Hard to live out, but with God all things are possible.

God Saved our Family said...

Through God, his strength and his Spirit; my prayer is that we can all be reminded that this life is not it… But that He would give us eternal eyes, so that we can - through His strength, walk with him all the days of our lives (and hopefully bring a multitude of other people with us because of our walk through Christ).

I know as a working mom, I find busyness as the enemy to a soft heart toward God’s Spirit. Even through daily I pray and read the Bible, there are many days it is going through the motion… My heart is to get to the point where it is a deep conversation with My Savior.

I ask that those who read this, please lift me up in prayer, so that God can use me, and so that I can continue to walk deeper with Him all the days of my Life… I defiantly do not want a Saul legacy, and thank you for posting this.

Mama Gen said...

Thanks for the post. Work can consume so much of our time that leaves us little room to spend time meditating on God's Word and focus on what He wants not what we want. I would like to have my obituary to be read this way-- a woman of faith, stumbled many times but was able to overcome each struggle by God's loving grace. A faithful wife and a loving mom--her life has sought to honor God with everything she has been given.

Coach Kimberly said...

Mama Gen,

Well said. Amen! We can strive to be faithful through all the ups and downs. Thanks for posting.

Southside Sugarbabies Playgroup said...

Just wondering if you are still doing this blog? I really have enjoyed looking through your old posts....

Coach Kimberly said...

Hi Southside~

Thanks for your kind comments. I have not added any new blog posts recently. I'm taking a break due to a new ebook I'm working on. I do not have a working title for the book, but it will be about teaching our children about God's characteristics using the ABC's. I hope to get back to this one day, but really need to work on the ebook. Thanks so much for posting.

Alisa F. Davis said...

Help me Lord to keep you in my mind with everything I do, keep you in my heart wherever I may go and keep your words on my lips whenever I speak!