Wednesday, September 15, 2010

JOY of Children

Isn't it a neat thing to look at your children and realize they are yours.  What an awesome responsibility God has entrusted to you.  Last night I was reminded of just such a moment of training.  Something had been upsetting my son all day yesterday and he was acting out against it.  Now he waited till it was 10:00 in the evening before was ready to talk it out.  The tired momma in me was wanting to push it off in my timing and then I was reminded of the JOY of Children.  JOY is Jesus first, others second, and yourself last.  So what did that have to do with anything J- Jesus says we are to train and instruct our children.  O-Others in this case was my son, so Y- yourself needed to take a back burner.  This was something so simple and easily overlooked many times in our parenting lives.  We forget that it is not always about discipline, but there is training, teaching, loving and yes discipline.  So moms take time for your children they are the adults of tomorrow.  It is never to late to correct mistakes.  God allows U-Turns.  Start living in JOY today.

1 comment:

Goose Hill Farm said...

We are truly blessed!

Great post!