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.