So it took me some time to decide whether or not to participate in #write31days but I’ve decided to take the plunge. While I don’t know that I can maintain a commitment every day for 31 days, I’m giving it my best shot.
The problem, however, was deciding what to write about…
I started thinking of this phase of life God has me in right now and the changes that have been taking place over the last year. It made sense, but not truly what I wanted to commit to for an entire month. In all honesty, there are days I just don’t want to share the valley I’m going through and the slower-than-I’d-like progress I’m making in this “YES” to His new direction for my life.
So as I was driving to work this morning, having fully decided against participating, I felt a stirring in my heart. He spoke to me about how much I’ve been learning from my children. How much this parent/child relationship teaches me about God’s love for me. One thought after another had me recording it all into the notes app on my phone so I wouldn’t lose a single thing.
And I don’t think that’s an accident. I believe God shows us the love of a mother to a son, a father to a daughter, and so on…to allow us to truly embrace both the phileo and the agape love that He has for us. Heart love and head love both are so incredibly evident to me as I raise these little people to grow in the Lord.
I now realize that what my children are teaching me is incredibly profound.
For as I spend my days as a mother who directs them onto the right path they, in turn, are making me keenly aware of a love I never really understood.
So with that, let’s get this thing started. My topic of choice will be “When They’re Teaching You: What My Children Teach Me in 31 Days.”
It’s through them that God is opening my eyes to His love, His grace, His mercy and so many things in between. In fact, there are days that I have to wonder if I would have ever come to Christ at all without them.
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3)
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