Sharing My Hope in Christ


Remy and Sondel

Teachable Teacher

There is no doubt that my character needs refining, but even so, I resist the very circumstances that God uses to shape my character. I often want out of the situation, rather than having confidence that God is at work IN those circumstances, creating in me what He wants for me to become.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 

It’s a fine line I walk in raising my grandson. I need to teach him what is right and wrong, but without blaming him and defending myself. If I were a more teachable teacher, maybe we would have fewer power struggles and more of what God would like to teach each of us.

Lord, It is your will I seek for my life and for the life of my grandson. Help me not to teach with self-righteousness, but with humility teach the truths that are in Your Word.

6 thoughts on “Sharing My Hope in Christ”

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  2. Connie, Your testimonial really touched me. First, it helped me to realize just how much I’ve been focusing on my own wants and not what God wants for me. Christmas and the coming New Year provide the perfect opportunity to change my focus back toward god’s desires. I respect and admire you for taking in your teenage grandson. My friend ruth here in Davenport did that about 10 years ago, and though it’s been a mighty struggle, she continues to feel blessed. That grandson, now an adult, still has needs but is caring for ruth in her own time of need. I look forward to reading about your progress on this blog. Merry Christmas to you, your grandson, and the rest of your family and friends. Mike Hoenig, Davenport, Iowa

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