Tuesday, September 09, 2008

"Mama is spending time with Jesus"

"I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done... telling the children who would be born that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments..." -Psalm 78:2-7

I've been trying to stay consistent with my time with Jesus each day, and to really set the atmosphere so that Caleb understands that when "Mama is spending time with Jesus" that he shouldn't disturb me. So I get my breakfast and my coffee (decaf, of course), I light a candle and I open my Bible and my journal. It has been quite successful so far- whenever he approaches me to ask a question, either Josh intercepts him (I praise Jesus for a husband who helps me guard my quiet time!!), or I gently remind him that "Mama is spending time with Jesus" and I will speak with him in a little bit.

Well, to my surprise, the other day, I reminded him that "Mama is spending time with Jesus" and he goes on to tell me that he wants to "spen time with sesus too". Music to my ears... I am pretty sure Jesus was smiling too! So I got him some cereal and his "baby bible" and he just sat and looked at the pages quietly as I finished my quiet time. Before I got up, I asked if he wanted to pray for our day- he said yes, so we did. I am so grateful that he is open to the Spirit of God, and that he is imitating the things that I want him to imitate... I'm sure he will imitate the ugly things I do at some point soon- but for now I will be grateful! God is so good as we strive to raise young men who will love Him and serve Him!

1 comment:

  1. "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

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