I’ve decided it’s harder to teach the heart than teach academics! Academics are objective, list-oriented, and grade-able (not sure that’s a word, but you get the point!) I love academics!!
Hearts are organic, fluid, in-process. Up & down. On a journey. And I think I’ve mentioned I’m not a process person! I like the destination, the results! And ultimately, I don’t control their hearts, God does. Ouch! (for me, anyway, because I like to control!)
Today there’s a blog link to the MOB Society (I love that name!) where we brag on our boys. Of course, my first reaction is to record what amazing things they’ve done. But then God convicted me that I need to record the Small Stuff – the regular, daily choices the guys make.
- Choices like pushing through “I don’t FEEL like it“
- Choices to forgive
- Choices to think of others more importantly than themselves
- And how do you get pictures of those things?? (Another reason heart training is harder! Can’t document it as well.) Although, I do have one picture that’s worth 1000 words, which is why I have it – to remember that God changes hearts through His Word. He’s so much more effective than I am!!
What Small Stuff is going on in your life or your family’s life today? It matters!