Influence

“His mother’s name was Abidjan daughter of Zechariah. He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done.”  2 Kings 18:2-3

Some ladies and I meet on Monday mornings to study the trustworthiness of God, specially in the books of 1 and 2 Kings. I read these verses this morning and noticed the mention of King Hezekiah’s mother and father. It encouraged me because they must have influenced their son. This man trusted the Lord and no king of Judah was like him, which means he was different. “He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses. And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook.” (18:6-7). Now we see why.

2B10EBB2-37F0-4201-877B-65DF2893C0E3Do you want to see this next generation different? I sure do and as parents, grandparents, relatives, teachers, friends, influencers, we can help show a different way. We can speak and live a life that follows Christ. We can trust the Lord and follow His commandments. It is not popular, but I think we are old enough to move past wanting to be popular. Honestly, it is living life to the full and knowing there is so much more to come.

If our country is going to change, we must all do our part. We read about this king and it gives me hope. He led well and we can do the same. Start with your own heart and I will start with mine and we will go from there. Who knows, maybe someone we have the privilege of speaking life into will rise like Hezekiah; but regardless I want them to witness then live a life of trusting and following the Lord. It is worth it.

 

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