This morning I had the privilege of listening to my 247 “daughter” Tori Browning give her last “message” of her 247 career. My family has been blessed to have Tori live with us for 2 ½ years of her time in the 247 program – so proud of her! And so I thought I’d share some of her thoughts with you today ~
1 Kings 10:2 -3
King Solomon is the known as the wisest man to ever live – people from all over the world would come to seek his wisdom and advice. God granted him a wish for any one thing – and Solomon asked for wisdom. In 1 Kings 10:2 – the Queen of Sheba came to talk with Solomon about all “she had on her mind”
People see “what” we do all the time. Your kids imitate you, the people you have influence with - they want to be like you, or sometimes, you serve as a warning of “what” not to do. Our “What’s” are being watched – is there purpose behind “what” you do?
“If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just be a horrible warning” -Unknown
Be ready to explain “why” you do the “what” – In verse 3, it says Solomon “answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her.” Do you know why you do what you do? Are you ready to explain to people why? Can you explain the value in the things you believe in? That you are passionate about?
If you cannot explain the “Why”, then Why would anyone ever want to follow?
When Jesus died on the cross – he knew the “Why”. When he was spit upon, tortured, beaten, nailed to the cross, and later died … he knew the “Why”. As he died, it wasn’t his life that flashed before his eyes … it was a picture of your face, of mine, of our families, of the people we love, and the people we don’t so much care about … Jesus knew his Why … it was all for you ~
P.S. – Tori Browning, you are an amazing woman of God – our family is blessed to have gotten to share 2 ½ years with you … I look forward to see what God does through you in years to come ~