“Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the example of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight. During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel. The rest of the events in Jehoshaphat’s reign, the extent of his power, and the wars he waged are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.” - 1 Kings 22:43-45
The Bible has a long section in the "history books" of Kings and Chronicles where, after detailing some aspects of various kings' rule, they conclude with a statement like "the rest of the events.. are recorded in the Book of the History" etc. The section above is about a "good king" (Jehoshaphat) and mentions his good points, some not so good ones, as well as some clear failings. All of us are a bit like this - we are a mix of highs and lows. The thing for us to focus in on today though is this: What will they write about you someday?
Sure - you may feel like you're not important enough for anyone to even notice but guess what - right now there are people who are jotting down mental notes about you: if you are kind, caring, trustworthy, helpful, hopeful, encouraging. They may also be taking notice of things you are not so proud of.
Here's the thing: the pen is in YOUR hands. To a large extent, you get to determine what gets the most attention about you. Who do you want to be this week? Who do you CHOOSE to be? There are many things beyond your control - but what you can control are your response and your attitude. Choose to give them good to write about.
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.
Niki is a wife and mother of 2 children. She lives in Charlotte, NC where she enjoys everyday moments that ignite her relationship with our Lord and Savior.