This week the Lord impressed upon my heart to give the children a visual and tasty :-) lesson in always being ready for His return. I pray you are encouraged!
Here's what happened:
All the children were sitting in the living room waiting for Bible Study when I entered with cookies in my hand and said, "Who has wholeheartidly lived for God today?" A child would raise their hand and I would ask, "Really? You did all your chores as unto the Lord? Did you esteem others better than yourself? Did you joyfully serve your family?" Some children answered yes and were given a cookie. Others responded with a face of disappointment and said, "No..I didn't live wholeheartidly for the Lord momma. I could have done much better." "Okay, well thank you for being honest. I am not telling anyone what their answer is, only you and the Lord know the Truth." As I sat down I reminded the children that Jesus was returning and His reward was with Him (Isaiah 62:11). We also pointed out that His reward was much more than a cookie. We had a wonderful family discussion and everyone was given another cookie as we discussed ways to help each other remember to live each moment for the Lord. This morning I overheard the children talking about the return of Christ. With excitement they were encouraging each other in well doing and I too was encouraged!
Dear Friends, when Jesus came to Earth he spoke to the people through parables that they could relate too. We need to remember to do the same in our child training techniques. Take time to consider how you can share Truth in a memorable way with your little ones. The Father is faithful and He will give you training moments that will yield a bountiful crop of Righteousness!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood