What do I say? Where do I point?

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What do I say? Where do I point?

In June, here in South Africa we celebrate our youth and our Fathers. With that in mind and all the huge challenges in our world and nation, never mind the particular trials in each of our families and communities, it is often difficult to know WHAT to say? ..and WHERE to point? As parents and as leaders.

Paul says in 1Corinthians 2 from verses 6-9 .. that God has a hidden wisdom for our glory.. for our strengthening, beautification and benefit.. “… among the mature we do impart wisdom, … a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory…” 

and here it is …here is the hidden wisdom of God …

… “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man

imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

The wisdom you and I can SPEAK and POINT to .. over our sons, daughters, colleagues, grandkids, church & ministry leaders .. is a wisdom that does not prescribe nor even describe what is possible or appropriate.  

It is a wisdom that does not SHOW the ones we love what we think is possible, nor SPEAKS anything profound, nor INFORMS them of any innovation .. but it is a wisdom that prepares them for

what God has prepared for them!

As parents and leaders, we need to:

  • resist the temptation to show them what we see by encouraging them to ENVISION what God has in store.
  • refrain from insisting that they listen to us by inspiring them to HEAR from their heavenly Father
  • not require that they peer into our heart by creating a safe place for them to discover God’s heart

All of this in the most explosive, dynamic and creative atmosphere of all …His love!

This is mature wisdom.. to in all we say and all we do.. to POINT them to a Father who loves them and knows them more than we ever will!

Ps. DJ McPhail
Liberty Church – Senior Lead Pastor

 

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