I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength…(Galatians 1:18, 19 NIV)
Congratulations to all graduates! Amazing time of year seeing our next level of citizens branching into the world. A newfound sense of independence no matter how close or far graduates decide. My hope and desire for each; they’ve been gifted with knowing Jesus Christ and desire to stand firm in their beliefs. If connecting with Jesus, we are part of His glorious inheritance and His incomparably great power.
If your graduate does not have this foundation, it’s not too late. Yet, this is the #1 tool to keep them well protected and equipped with the same working power of God’s mighty strength. Even more so, not going another day without this knowledge. To know the hope to which He has called us…where are we without hope? Jesus is truly our only hope. Dire needs- like life and death…we need a miracle- we need Jesus.
To keep from turning circles, taking wrong turns, and wasting precious time…we need Jesus. One role I never considered was a Military Mom. The last three years we have watched our oldest like peeling back layers of an onion. Each semester, a stronger draw to serve in the military. He’s been part of Texas A&M’s AFROTC for three semesters and left last Friday for AF Officer Field Training. This is more of an assessment and he will be scored. Prayers for injury free; strength for mental and physical endurance. In his calling, and in each of ours, we need God’s incomparably great power. God’s callings will pull us out of comfort zones. No- not all are called to serve our great countries. Yet, seeking God- trusting as steps are taken deeper into our callings…the eyes of our hearts are enlightened.
Today, my second child takes one more final- and he is officially a Senior! It’s like I want time to stop, yet, not really. We want to raise strong- confident children who are ready to soar…when I know mommas’ hearts want to hold on. Parental vision is much different than when we were their age. I have to remind myself of this very fact.
We need the eyes of our hearts enlightened. We are never too old or young for this hope we have been called…our inheritance and God’s power like the working of His mighty strength. Who’s willing to reject God’s offer? Ignorance is never bliss, may be compassionate. People perish for lack of knowledge. If each person could understand God’s provisions, His inheritance, and His mighty powers…Hope may be known through our calling. Help me spread this message…there are people perishing who need to hear this news.