My Daily Devotional

A Christian Life

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

Everything that we do in life sets an example for our children to follow. The things we do, and how we conduct our lives affects others in our work places, our homes, and in our neighborhoods, and our children sees this through us. Everyone we come into contact with, we have a chance to influence by our actions. If we are fair in all our business dealings; if we are always in control of our emotions and positive in everything we do, we will send the message that we are in control of our lives, and this is the message our children needs to see through us. However, if we are out to take advantage of others, and seem to not know where we are going in life, and negative about all the things that happen, we are going to send the message to our children that we are not in control. Our goal should always be one of being a positive influence on everyone we meet. We should be the one that they will look up to, and be their positive influence. Almost everyone is bombarded with negativism in their lives from influences in their workplaces, the media, and sometimes even from their families and friends. God wants us to let our lights shine before all men, that they will see the good deeds that we are doing. We need to live our lives without reproach, and in a way that we will inspire our children, and also others in a positive manner. Our friends, neighbors and families need to see that following God’s commands, can bring a peace and joy in our lives, and should give them a glimpse of what they can expect in their lives by living for God themselves. Our children need to know that we have prepared them to know the things that are right and wrong, and have given them a head start in knowing how to deal with their difficulties. Our children need to know that God knows all things about them, and that they are also accountable to God for their actions in addition to being accountable to their parents. If we, as parents, are doing our jobs in preparing our children, and training them in the things they are to do and not to do, this will be the beginning of establishing the foundation for them and their families. Our children will know that God is at the forefront of our lives, and need to be the center of their lives as well. The responsibility to train our children in the way they should go, is up to the father and mother. With God at the center of our own lives, and in control, we will have the start to building a firm foundation for our children. God will then build on this foundation in our children’s lives and fulfill his plan for them.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Two
March 14

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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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