5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,
7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:5-7
In honor of yesterday, here are more Mothers that set the bar for their children with strong faith. A friend convicted me yesterday with my own family. Maybe I missed the lesson Jesus gave on “it’s ok to hold onto bitterness?”
Or perhaps the one on “Using substances or things to numb your emotions?” Or “I’ll just be angry for a bit longer, like 5-15 years longer?”
I know it’s silly and easy to say it like that but honestly, why not? Why hold onto to bitter, stubborn, and resistant? Was Christ act on the cross not enough for my “emotions” to be let go of? Was His suffering not long enough?
OF COURSE NOT!!!! Start over this morning with it all! Forgive, reach out, love, whatever it takes to let go of that thing that has you trapped or stuck! Get rid of it!