Wednesday, March 21, 2007

To Train up a Child (or is it the parent?)

God has shown himself strong to me in the past few weeks through my children. It seemed after Little E was born that Big T and Sweet E couldn't sit still through church for anything without fussing/squirming. It was really getting frustrating. It seemed like no matter what we did they would not calm down. Well....it's like a light went on all of a sudden. For 2 weeks in church they have been sitting relatively quiet and even at our Bible study last week they sat by Hubby and I and were content. Now...I know this doesn't mean that they are going to be perfect angels from now on. They will have their set backs, but I just love how God works. As long as we are consistent in training our children it will one day "sink in." (On Sunday a Brother said, "With child training there are days that you want to pull your hair out! And then it's like...they all of a sudden "get" what you were trying to teach them.") God can do the same thing with us. We may think...maybe God wants me to take more initiative in "A". But maybe you dismiss it and move on. Then the next week you may have a Brother or Sister in Christ ask you about "A". You may even dismiss it after that. But it's amazing can God can bring things up in our Bible Studies, our prayers, our children, family, friends, work, etc. If God wants you to do something he isn't going to let you "get away." Hopefully, if we are smart enough to open our eyes and see what God is trying to show us....it can be a huge blessing! Is God talking to you? Are you listening or do you have your fingers in your ears? Open up to what God is trying to show you...it'll be amazing. =)

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