Monday, May 10, 2010

Suzanna Wesley - A Great Mother

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish for spiritual things, then it is a sin for you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Suzanna Wesley
Suzanna Wesley was a remarkable woman to say the least.  She is known as the Mother of Methodism, the mother of John and Charles Wesley.  I hope you take a moment to follow the link I have provided to learn more about the kind of mother she was, not only to her flesh and blood family, but to the family of man, in general.  She is a great example to us all.  We are all a work in progress.  You may, as well, want to explore the history of the lives of her sons. 
I was raised Southern Baptist in North Carolina, where I became a born again Christian at the age of eleven, was a member of a wonderful Presbyterian church in Virginia, a member of an awesome United Methodist church in Florida and am currently a member in a precious United Methodist church in North Carolina.  Many of the godly women in all of these churches helped mold me and shape me into the woman I am still becoming. 
If you aren't a member of a church, you are missing out on knowing some wonderful, loving and compassionate women who desire to bring others closer to the Lord, to help them develop and strengthen their relationship with our Creator and fellowship with one another in the Spirit of the Lord.  It seems I am talking only to the women readers today.  Let it not go unnoticed that I am also speaking to men.  This message applies to people of all ages, all walks of life.  We are all on a journey and we don't have to trudge along our way alone.  God doesn't want us to be alone or lonely.  However, we can and must step outside our door and step outside our comfort zone in order to grow into the person of God we are becoming.   It may sound odd, but it is good for us to experience loneliness for a time in order to fully appreciate companionship and fellowship with other believers.  Remember, everything this side of Heaven is temporary, even the loneliness.
Take care and have a wonderful day!  Love, Nan

1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful to know that this life is temporary and that all the wonderful promises in God's Word are true! It will be worth it all when we see Jesus!