My kids have been teaching me a lot. Well, more like God is teaching me through my kids. I’ve been frustrated with a lot lately; mostly with how I react, rather than respond, and get louder than I should when correcting my children (I’m being honest). I also haven’t been spending all the time with God that I need to be spending, which in turn leads to less of Him, more of me, and disobedience on my part (yikes! Why am I telling you all this?!). But here’s the thing… How can I expect my kids not to raise their voices if I raise mine? How can I expect them to obey me and Chris if I don’t obey my Father (whether they actually know it or not)? We have a crazy responsibility of raising our children to love God and fully know His love. I am thanking God for his grace – that it is new EVERY morning (and afternoon, and evening, and…). It is only by spending time cultivating my relationship with God that I will ever change, and be able to see my children change & know Him too. It’s a constant learning and growing process, and I’m glad He loves me enough to not give up on me!
Other lessons my kids teach me daily… To smile, to laugh, to enjoy life, to be creative, to be quick to forgive, to trust even though they’ve experienced hurt, and to love with everything they have. I am so tremendously blessed!
What lessons do you learn from your kids (or kids around you)?