Am I doing enough? I ask myself often if I am doing enough when it comes to my children and their spiritual lives. See, I don’t want them to just go to church. I don’t want them to just love praise and worship songs. I want my girls to fall madly in love with Jesus. So, I’m trying my best to train them.
Train a child in the way he should go… – Proverbs 22:6
But, sometimes, I wonder if I am doing enough.
Then, on a trip to the Y on a Thursday night, I look in the rear view mirror and see this…
She is reading her Bible…the one she keeps in the car in case she wants to read it when she’s riding somewhere. It blew me away.
The other night, while reading her Bible in bed, she asked if she could have a highlighter. I asked why and she responded…I just read something that I want to remember. I would like to highlight it. It was something she had watched her daddy do the day before.
She will often look outside and say…It’s a beautiful day that the Lord has made. It’s something I would tell the girls often when we were on our way to school in the morning. All of us would rather have stayed home and played and, so, I would try to be positive. Now, Emily says it…not to make herself feel better…but just because she believes it to be true.
Am I doing enough? No. I am trying to be more intentional and consistent with devotions and prayer. I need to work more on Scripture memorization. But, God is truly blessing the efforts that my husband and I are making.
Because we have a daughter who is well on her way to being madly in love with Jesus.
And we have one who is glad that God made her so sweet and cute. She’s a humble child.
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I enjoyed your family story, and was overwhelmed with the same concerns…in regards to my own children!!! I tend to question, and judge myself in terms of making sure, I am giving enough to my children! We contain a strong faith within our home, and the children participate with such excitment!! My husband would often justify my concerns with praise, and then I hear my children talk about the Lord with such contentment…..I know in my heart I have made a difference! My son Jacob was two years old when he could out loud recite the Lords Prayer. I have valued these tender moments. and thank the Lord daily. I wish you well, and blessings to your family!
Sincerely Patricia Guy…… Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Such a wonderful story. It makes me smile. I often have the same concerns.
Beautiful post. You made me smile too. I am glad you are working hard to share Jesus with them! My daughter is now 30 and she is such an amazing Woman of God I always wonder how did she get there? I never felt I was doing all I should. But I know that God knew my heart and His was the same, he took over well I fell short.
Thanks for sharing this you Blessed me.
Beautiful. It made me cry. I’m so glad God honors our efforts, even when we fall short at times. It’s our heart that matters.
I needed this reminder today. Sometimes we are so hard on ourselves aren’t we? Good job Mama!