11 things I learned from my dad
In memory of
Grady Jones I
11 THINGS THAT I LEARNED FROM MY DAD
I'm so thankful!!
I would like to thank God for giving me my father. I would like to thank my father for everything that he taught me. Many times as a teen or young adult you think that you already know everything. And, you believe that the things that you know came by osmosis. As you grow older you understand that someone taught you the things that you know.
As a kid I always looked up to my father. I wanted to be like him. I spent many days in the summer time working on the church building or on one of his rental properties in Petersburg, VA. I use to hope and wish that I wouldn’t have to go to work but he would always come to find me and take me with him. I hated it! I wanted to hang around the neighborhood and play with my friends. I must admit, I was glad when he paid me!! I use to cry when I had to go, after the day got going I settled in with my work and kept it moving.
I would like to say RIP Grady Jones I, and thank you for being my father and teacher….
11 Things that I learned...
7. How to fix stuff
After working with dad for so long I became quite handy. Especially, when it comes to remodeling houses. I have spent so much time working on houses that it’s not funny. Whether, it was roofing, siding, going under houses, or building additions, I have seen a lot. I won’t say I’ve seen it all. But, I thank dad for giving me a skill that I can used to make some cash and help other make a little cash as well!
8. Work alone if you have to...
I understand that working alone isn’t always the best way to get things done. But, there are times when you must work alone. You have to be able to see a project through to completion even if you are the only one who believes in the project. Countless leaders have labored without praise for their efforts. That did not stop them. Paul stated at his first defense no man stood by him, but the Lord stood by him and that’s all that mattered.
2 Timothy 4:16
9. Don't be average!
The Lord doesn’t want us to be average. Revelations 3:16. The waters that flowed to and fro from Laodicea could be used for massaging the body if it was hot, it could be used for drinking if it was cold. But, lukewarm water is no good for anything but to be vomited!
10. Don't give up!
Matthew 24:13 teaches the principle that we must endure to the end. How many times have you wanted to give up but you kept on going? Maybe the word of the minister or a faithful brother or sister encouraged you not to give up. Be thou faithful unto death. I will give you a crown of life…Revelations 2:10
Sometimes we quit on the Lord if someone says something negative to us or if we hear that someone has been talking bad about us. DON”T GIVE UP!!
11. Be Strong!
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might! Ephesians 6:10
God doesn’t want us to be a bunch of weaklings. Jesus went through so much suffering for us to enjoy the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. I pray that we will all be strong in and for the Lord!!