Monday, November 07, 2011
growing little men
the days of diapers and night-time feedings are past. those days were exhausting. these days are taxing. it's not enough that we are all fed, dressed and alive. no, it's much more than that- we have to be sure we're shaping souls for the kingdom.
and i am grateful that the One (who first was Father) is by my side. He is the one who teaches me, and His word is what instructs me on this parenting journey.
so, some things i am thankful for on this Monday-
-- a Sabbath afternoon out with my boys
-- smiles in the sunshine
-- curious Ugandan kids
-- crazy giggles
-- rhythm. drums. flutes.
-- dancing. life. color.
-- cheesy smiles
-- only 19 months apart
-- You, Father, my guide on this journey
-- Your promise to me and to my boys- "Obey My voice and I will be your God, and you shall be My people, and walk in all the ways I have commanded you, that it may be well with you." -Jeremiah 7:23
-- Your goal for these boys: "that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:17
-- my prayer: "let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord..." -Jeremiah 9:24 may they glory in the knowledge of You- and really know You!
-- my privilege: to labor with You in the shaping of their souls.