Family. The most precious gift we have second only to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am learning the depth of love and what it means to truly love well. I’m learning that because I’m speaking with God and listening to Him more. He’s the one who teaches us about love. Truly. It all originates from Him.
So how are the kids doing, you ask?
Fantastic. They struggle with sin and learn about repentance and forgiveness on a daily basis. Oh yes, sin is inherent in humanity. We don’t have to teach kids how to be selfish; they are born knowing it. But, we do have to teach them how to love each other more than they love themselves. We do have to teach them to give to others generously and share what they have. We don’t just teach about this, we show them by modeling it for them.
Nava, especially, picks up on our “discipleship lessons” (which are really just us putting action to our beliefs.) She asks great questions and has a heart to love God and love others strongly.
Living daily life with God as our guide. Sharing with our children about why we make the choices we do. Raising them to know the Truth and have the Truth be their guidepost in life – their filter by which they understand the world.
This is what we do.
No, it’s not perfect and we have large strides yet to take in our parenting, but we see the beginnings of fruit budding on our sweet little “trees” who bear our name and likeness. They show us our successes and our failures. While they will ultimately make their own decisions that we cannot control, we know that if they seek for truth…they will find HIM.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.