This past week my son has become so excited about “my church”. He recognizes it as we pass by on the road. When we turn in the parking lot he immediately shouts “my church”. He asks to go to his class. He even talks about some of his favorite friends from church throughout the week. My son is 27months. This week, my heart is grateful that I have a son that doesn’t feel dragged to church and that he has to go. He is excited and practically asking to go to church. This weekend reflecting on our conversations I was reminded that what you value as parents is what you will instill in your children. I’m not trying to toot my own horn here I just simply am seeing the fruit of where we have invested and planted seeds of faith in our boy. You can spend time alot of different ways. You can value alot of different things. Your priorities will reflect your time, conversation and where you are putting your efforts. Right now, I am sighing a big “thank you Jesus” that my little boy is hungering and thirsting for the things of God. He is desiring to go to his class and not only play with his teachers and the toys there but hear a Bible story and sing praise songs to Jesus with the pom poms.
Joshua 24:15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
I totally get that are tons of things vying for our attention. There are plenty of appointments waiting to be scheduled on our already busy calendar. There are leisurely activities, parties and boats calling out for us to skip or play hooky. But, none of those things will instill in my son a love for Jesus and His Word. What you aim for is what you’ll hit/get. If you want to have kids, teenagers and adults that love Jesus with all their heart and live their lives to honor Him you can only get that by teaching them to value the things of God.
“My church” and the sweet little “amen” Sparrow says at the end of our prayers are a few of the sweetest words I’ve ever heard spoken.