I subscribe to a daily email from Parenting Today’s Teens. It is a great daily reminder with relevant tips and I highly recommend it for any parent. Below is the one from March 9th and it was a very nice story that I thought hit home. Take a quick read of it.

The story of Olympic runner Eric Liddell offers a compelling example of God honoring those who honor Him.

Liddell, who later became a missionary, was a shoe-in to win the 100 meter dash in the 1924 Olympics. But when the day for qualifying for the race was changed to Sunday, he refused to run. A few days later, however, he was given the chance to run a longer race he hadn’t prepared for, and still won the gold. Clutched in his hand was a note with the scriptural words “Them that honor Me, I will honor.”

Like Liddell, don’t give up as a parent. It’s your most important role in life. God will honor you for holding to doing what is right for your children, no matter what.

Because this resonated with me, I sent a forward email of the message to many of the God-serving men in my circle who are fathers. Again, it is a nice reminder for each of us on where our focus should be.

But the story doesn’t stop there. Soon after, I received a reply email that I am including below. I’m sure my friend won’t mind. And it truly underlines the WOW God uses in our lives.

You have no idea how timely this is. Funny enough, not for a parenting issue, but a “me” issue. I was considering running a half-marathon on May 1, which is the day our next new member church class was tentatively scheduled to begin. I was considering pushing out the class schedule, figuring it was no big deal. Turns out that would mess up classroom assignments for another church class and potentially impact our classroom situation. Less than an hour after I found out about that, I got your email – which immediately erased any remaining doubt about whether or not I should run that day! I’ll find another race, another day 🙂

It’s it amazing how God works?

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

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