Anyone who knows me knows what a challenge posting in 21 words is for me!
I love poetry.
But I love to talk.
In fact, I have the spiritual Gift of Gab!
(not listed in any of the gifts passages, I know, but I’m sure it’s mine! :-))
My mom always jokes that my brother’s philosophy is “Why use 100 words if you can get by with ten?”
while my philosophy is “Why stop at 100 when there are thousands of words to use?!”
All that to say – see I told you I love talking! – there’s a bit more to the Proverbs 13:1 story I’d like to share. My heart was/is just too full to leave that precious time at just 21 words.
That night was the first time David had written in his journal on his own. He and I have worked through some together, but last night was solo – all the way – from the idea to the actual doing. Here are some of the neat things I got from watching the process.
- David is beginning to see the importance of washing his mind with the water of God’s Word
- He is beginning to see and use the process of journaling
- He was able to see God working in his life
- He is beginning to learn to meditate. He said, “I was reading this verse and then I just started to think about it.” As he thought, he got out his journal and started writing.
- He said, “I think tomorrow is going to be a good day.” 🙂 which means he’s beginning to see the correlation between right thinking and right living.
Oh how my mommy heart sang last night! and still is!!
If you only knew some of the fierce battles we’ve had lately – specifically with David!
Trust me, there is a real enemy of our souls and he goes after the mind!!!
We’ve been doing lots of spiritual battle and prayer with God’s Word.
Last night was just a precious reminder that God has my kids. His Word is truth. It is powerful. It changes hearts, minds, attitudes. And He is such a personal God, who desires to have a relationship with each of us, no matter our age. I was beyond blessed last night to receive that priceless gift of watching my little boy follow God’s leading!!
To top it off, this morning I was reading John 7. The Jewish people got a little confused and miffed that Jesus could teach like He did without any formal training. That hit me as I thought of David last night. He doesn’t have any “formal training,” either, but he can read and understand God’s word because the Holy Spirit is his teacher. Oh Hallelujah!!
May I, may my kids, remember that God and His Word are what’s eternal.
May I model that for my boys and may they catch it!
Nothing is more important than spending time in His Word,
letting God speak to me and change my life!
And any child of God can hear and understand their Daddy speaking to them!
What’s He saying to you?