The test of a man’s religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a man is revealed in his attitude to ordinary things when he is not before the footlights…
A good tree bears good fruit. Fruit is one of those things that can’t be rushed and it takes time for it to develop so we don’t get to see the results of the fruit of our actions or those of others immediately. This is something I hang on to when I get tired of being faithful. I’m not going to see the fruit for a while but it will come. It also stops me from jumping to the sound of other voices.
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness. 2 Peter 1:2
- Home education – is this a priority for me or am I neglecting it for other things?
- Am I trying to please others to get their approval?
- How many times have I changed what I was doing, not because it wasn’t working, but purely because someone else raved about something they were using or said it was the best?
- Do I now find I’m dissatisfied with what I’ve changed to??
- Am I being faithful where I am at this time?
- Do I get easily distracted by what everyone else is doing?
- Am I comparing my family with another and feeling anxious that we’re not doing things as well as they are?
- If so, do I personally know this family and haven’t just read about them? Or do they only have girls and I have a houseful of boys, or vice versa?
- Am I a fanatic? (I have tended to be at times…) or am I a faithful soul? (That’s what I want to be)