A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, July 3, 2020.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4
One of the proudest moments of a parent’s life is when they see their child do the right thing. It happened to me not that long ago. I was watching my son playing, and he knocked over his water. This is typically not a big deal, but like many little kids, he had developed a habit of knocking things over and then walking away from them. This often left delightful surprises for his mother and me lurking throughout the house, waiting to be found. So we have been trying to get him to pick up after himself or at least notify us when he has made a mess.
This day I was watching from across the room out of his eyesight when he knocked his drink over. He stood up, looked around, and seemed as if he was going to move on to another toy away from the mess he made. Then it happened. He stopped himself, stooped down, picked up his cup, and started patting the floor as if he was drying it. When I walked over, he looked up at me and said, “Daddy, I fixed it.” My heart just melted as I looked at the pride in his eyes of having done the right thing.
Friends, when John was writing the above words to his friend Gaius, whom he had introduced with being a disciple of Christ, he had the same joy of a parent seeing their child do the right thing. John had been told that even though he was not there, Gaius was still living out the faith and walking in the truth. Friends, it is up to us every day to live out the gospel and walk in the truth. Every day we have the opportunity to live and love in the ways of Jesus or turn our backs on the faith. When we live and love in the ways of the Lord, we are an excellent example of what true lived faith looks like. So every day, walk in the truth. You never know who is watching.