Marks: Visible Impressions - Day 30 - 1 Timothy 1:1-15

April 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Marks
Pictures our hearts remember;
happy, sad,
good, bad ...
shaping our life in some way.

Marks ...
Forever leaving foot prints;
family, friends,
God, love ...
staining hope for a lifetime.

Marks ...
Others' legacies left;
courage, faith,
peace, joy ...
God’s plan and purposes lived out.


In the New Testament, in the book of 1Timothy, chapter 1, verse 5, Paul attributes Timothy’s genuine faith to the heritage left him through his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice.  Paul states, “when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded it is in you also.”  

“Persuaded that it is in you also” … a faith that is genuine; a faith that pursues God.  Makes me ask the question, “Who are the people who have marked my life, leaving a visible faith impression?”  I can think of two, right off the top of my head; the first is my father-in-law and the second is my husband.

Both of these individuals are men of integrity, compassion, faith, and loyalty.  My father-in-law was also a man of prayer; he taught me how to pursue God and helped me build a firm foundation.   My husband taught me to believe in myself, mentoring me in so many ways.  

Combining these “marks” with God’s divine purposes and plans, I, like Timothy in the New Testament, can say I am a living testimony to the goodness of God and am forever grateful to the people who have helped to form and shape my faith. 

This leads me to ask these two questions, “Who marks your life? And, whose life will you mark?”


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