Friday, September 24, 2010

What Are Your Thoughts??

Today as Joshua asked me if I was going to tell Daddy on something he did (in fear.) I had a thought enter my mind from from the Holy Spirit. Would Jesus tell Abba Father on us? That is why after all He came to redeem us of our wrongs/sins. He is our Advocate, Defense and Intercessor. He stands in the gap for us to show us the way.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.- 1 John 2:1

It has really got me thinking and seeking God (still even as I write this). Is this a narrative I have portrayed to Joshua? Is this a narrative passed down from my parents? Most importantly, is this Jesus' narrative?

Mother in the dictionary has many definitions but this one caught my eye. "A term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regard as having the status, function, or authority of a female parent."

I have tons of thoughts on this but to keep this simple and to get your thoughts I didn't share them in this post.

Actions speak louder than words. As we serve HIM.. they see the way to also

I saw this on a church sign (not word for word) and I think it gives insight perfectly.

If you are going to train up your children to go the right path...make sure you are on the same path.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Investing In Our Children

Joshua showed me something today, which is not an uncommon thing around here. When you invest in your child..great rewards are reaped. I am not talking concerning simple time spent, being there to doctor their boo-boos or bedtime snuggles. I am talking of investing in their spirit-man so that that spirit-man leads and not their flesh or soul. I always told my boys.. You are a leader not a follower. This is said with dealing with people who influence wrong beliefs or behaviors, not God. We are to lead the way to God and follow Jesus. Be HIS disciples.

"I AM A LEADER NOT A FOLLOWER!" - He has said that statement a few times out-loud recently when a another child tries to lead him in behavior he knows isn't pleasing to God.

I am convinced more than ever to talk openly and clear with him on the Word. He really gets it. I understand why Jesus beckons us to come as a child. There is no doubt only trust in what He says and it is received with an open heart to receive.  We know training our children up and investing the truth of Jesus and His Word  blesses their life and future generations to come.  It also comes to minister to you, the parent, in a pure, innocence way as the Holy Spirit uses your child to encourage you in whatever situation. How awesome is that! Training in progress to go out and be world shakers, gospel spreading disciples for Jesus Christ.

Our children are already ministers of Jesus we only need to invest. I am investing NOW in Joshua so he can bring all the glory due to HIS SAVIOR.

Look at this face... how could I not for his sake invest in the eternal.
You can't change the world 
but you can change how your child lives in it.