Every morning when I log on to my computer I always go and check Facebook. I know it's addictive, but I get to see what's going on with some of my friends around the world. But the one thing that happens everyday is I am bombbarded with birthdays. Everyday is someone elses birthday on my friends list. I see them and think, "I need to wish them a happy birthday." And for some strange reason I feel guilty if I don't wish them all a happy birthday, even the guy I have not seen since grade school, but who found me on facebook. I feel almost obligated to say, "Happy B-Day! Have a great day." That is the only gift I can give the guy from grade school, who I really don't know and who really doesn't know me. But a gift I have given.
As I typed these birthday wishes to a friend from the past this morning I was enlightened to the fact that for those of us who have families have truly been given the best gift ever. What an amazing gift we have been blessed to have each and everyday! We have been given the opportunity to invest in the lives of our family. To train them up in the way they should go! To teach and disciple young minds who long to be like dad or like mom. We get to invest in their daily growth to becoming young men and young women who love the Lord with their whole heart and whole mind! This is an incredible thing that God our Father has placed on us.
So let me be the first to wish you a Happy Birthday! Go home and look your gifts in the eye, hold them in your arms and tell them how thankful you are to be their dad or their mom. Tell the Lord how thankful you are for the gifts He has given you. This is one way you can change your family tree. Always remember that gratitude goes a long way.
Don't be afraid to change your family tree!
Family Tree Ministries