So hold the PA prayers and save them for next month!
Sarah notices how much I like/love certain things. She sees me having coffee ... everyday and she says "Momma, you sure love coffee."
I say to her no I like coffee, I love you!
She sees me enjoying a piece of chocolate cake and she says Momma, you love chocolate cake. I say "No I like chocolate cake but I love you."
Today I was singing in the car and she said "Momma, you love Jesus"! I said "Yes, honey I do love Jesus! Jesus is everything good!"
Then I asked her "Do you love Jesus?"
She thought for a moment and said " Yes Momma, I do! Jesus is everything good."
This may sound odd but I have wondered and wanted to ask others how do you spread the joy of our Lord to our children. I have read so many Beautiful posts where the children love the Lord and their hearts are committed to him. (that's my favorite part of reading all your blogs!)
I feel my faith was a gift. I was very loved and had a wonderful childhood but I was not taught about faith and we did not share it in our home. Our older children were raised more so in this manor. We went to church we said our prayers but it was not what kept us going each day.
My faith journey has changed. We have seen the glory of our Lord. We have been on journeys we wish we wouldn't have been on and God has saved us. My faith in God is what keeps me going each day and I like it that way- it's the way it is supposed to be. We have no other purpose here on earth other than to serve our Lord in some capacity.
Because I have been too embarrassed to ask the question, after all shouldn't I know the answer to that question? Well I don't, so I decided to make my love for Jesus more visible to them- prayer, songs, giving all glory to him and trying to have a thankful heart. Then I have decided to pray specifically that they will each have a heart for the Lord. Honestly I read your blogs and I say to myself what do you(Jean) think Linny, Lori, Janet, Donna, Shonni, Adeye, Laura, Sally, Chastity, Jboo, TM, Lynsay, Pam, Jennifer, Tanya, Sue do to encourage their children's faith? If I did not say your name I apologize because you are all so awesome and I am very thankful for this bloggy support and the friendships that have developed. I want to do what they are doing because it is working for them! BTW you all have the coolest Jesus lovin kids!
We still consider our older children and our younger children a work in progress but then I am still a work in progress too (aren't we all) so I guess that is okay. Yes, I have a few regrets , things I would have liked to have done differently but they are such blessings to us and we think they are the greatest! We just need to get a little more Jesus in them- prayerfully over time God will work his way into their lives and hearts or rather they will see that he has been there all along!
Obviously I have a hard time with wordless Wednesday!! ;-)
Share with me! What do you do to plant a seed for our Lord in your children's heart?