The picture above is a pic I just took of my son’s bible.
Let the little children come…
Well, the coolest thing happened tonight. As most families will agree, my kids, although both from the same gene pool, are total opposites. One son will see the end goal (going to the pool) and immediately set out on a mission to get done the required tasks (job chart done) and lickety split, the kid is done. The other son will spend much more time trying to get out of said jobs and still think it’s ok after all the discussing, arguing, begging, and finally sometimes, disciplinary action, that we go to the pool. ugh. Well, tonight, the Captain was headed to work and he asked me what was wrong. Instead of my standard “nothing”, I answered him. I said I was dreading getting him to do his job chart. He said he would talk to him on the way out. Well, he came in and immediately asked to go to the pool. I said I’d be happy to take him and his brother for a bit if he was caught up. Well, of course, he’s not. So he set about the loooooooooooooooooooong, sloooooooooooooooooooow, job of getting it all done.
It’s not much people.
So with each task, he would get sidetracked and get on something else and I had to keep pulling him back in. Finally, he was down to his Awana verses. They have to at least look in the book every day and be ready with something on wednesday nights. Makes it easier when wednesday rolls around and they don’t have to cram. So he opens his book and goes in the other room. Minutes later he comes running back in… he says, ‘momma, you won’t believe what God just showed me.’ Well, that doesn’t come out of his mouth every day so I perked up… ‘what?’ He said, ‘my verse I’m supposed to illustrate is Proverbs 1:8-9. I said ‘ok, what is that?’… he looked up at me and then slowly read it…
My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother;
then he slowly read the second line again…
then he looked up at me.
He said, ‘God is showing me that He knows exactly what we were talking about and He is telling me that I should do what you want so we can go ahead and go to the pool.’
I said, ‘that is amazing. He can show us stuff all sorts of ways.’
Mom, Mr. Jimmy says that the Bible is the living Word of God and that He uses that to speak to us.
Honey, you are so right. You’ll remember this verse and this day for a very long time. I can remember each time God directly gave me a message or a lesson. It’s very special to get to recognize and hear directly from Him about a specific thing.
Mom, you wanna know how I know that He’s talking just to me?
Look at the example in the AWANA book…
the stick figure mom has curly hair!!!
Then he ran out of the room, got a pen and underlined the verse. This is the first verse he’s underlined as far as I know. Then he asked me to write the date. I can’t tell you how thankful I am to my Jesus for touching my child in such a tangible way today.
The God of the Universe spoke to my son.
He reached out to Him like no other can and gently said, “listen to her, she’s trying to help you.”
God’s got my back.
He loves me and my family.
I cannot express how full of joy I am right now.
Off to make some tea, put the boys to bed, and go to bed early. Praising God all the way!!!