My sweet friend told me a story about her son, in which she prayed and ask God to reveal if any sin was taking place, since she didn’t see with her eyes what had transpired but had that momma feeling that something was not right. After she prayed she went to throw away something and ALL was REVEALED!
This story of my amazing momma friend shows me a lot. First it shows me that we are in need of help, and not the kind of help we can get with extra hands but the divine kind in which we need someone who wants even better for our kids then we do. Second we need to stop and be grateful for opportunities of correction instead of becoming frustrated when those correction and training opportunities arise.
Writing this blog is so convicting, because every time I sit to write down a thought it is because I have experienced the negative and want to do the positive. OR I hear some wisdom, and want to share it, THEN after I have had the chance to share it with others I GET TESTED on this newly acquired wisdom. Boy, oh Boy! The testing is the hardest conviction of them ALL. I mean here I am writing all this encouragement and I am on board and excited, then BOOM from “out of no where” I get slapped across the face with an opportunity to try it out. Do I fail? OH YEAH! Do I have successes? YES!
Sometimes I think WHY are my children acting up? Or giving me these opportunities for corrections!? Then it hits me I am basically saying, “WHY DO I HAVE TO PARENT?!” HAHA Lets all take a moment, a honest moment and agree NO ONE LIKES to provide correction in the moment BUT we can also ALL agree we see the value of correction! I pray I can begin to change my view of corrections to being grateful that I have the opportunity to correct. Because, there are MANY times I might not see what happened, and sin unchecked can grow like wildfire.
13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Dear Lord, help me to catch my children when they sin. Lord help me to provide correction with a grateful heart. Allow me to give grace filled accountability, and encouragement to my children. Create in me a pure heart oh God that I might share your truths in my children. Thank you Lord for your love for my children.
Join me in prayer for eyes to see! I pray we can shine light on darkness that we see and that we can share of the light of truth of JESUS and His grace in the lives of those around us!