Monday, June 15, 2009

Waking up in tears....

For a mom, I don't think there is a greater joy than to see the husband she loves teaching and training their children in the Lord. What a blessing it is for me to have a husband who loves our children so much that he shares the greatest thing we could ever give our children with them. The love of Jesus Christ!
I had been working a couple of days in a row and was sleeping while Dave was spending time with the kids. They came in to wake me up (usually not something they do) and told me they had to tell me something special. June 9, 2009 was the day my daughter Kira got "saved" and it was a day for reaffirming Andrew's belief in Jesus as well!! Dave shared the whole plan of salvation with our kids and he told me they were in tears realizing what Jesus did on the cross for them. Dave said if for no other reason than this is why he was injured and had to stay home, he is grateful to have been able to take part in our children's salvation. All I could do was cry - these were tears of complete joy in sharing with my children the love of Jesus! It broke my heart knowing that I have not been living in a way that would please God- I have just been going through the motions of Christian living - I want Him to be proud of me and I want my children to know that their mom was a woman who loved Jesus above all!
Let me be a light for my children that they may see YOU in all things! May I not stand in your way of what you may have for them! May I be used as a vessel to train them and teach them your ways! Thank you Jesus for allowing me the honor to care for these children here on earth. Help me to remember they are yours and that you have created them for a special purpose, something more than I could ever give or share with them. Jesus, work on my heart, that I may be focused on things above and not the things of this world and let me live a life pleasing to You!

Matthew 19:14 -- But Jesus said, " Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Psalm 139: 13-14a -- For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made