Divine Encounters Friday . . .
What was your God Moment this Week?
The children in my home . . . which shall remain nameless . . . have been out of control. Many of you know that I have five children - One daughter and four sons. Any Mother of boys will tell you that little boys live life on the edge. Needless to say, Mom's of little boys need tons of patience and understanding ~~~ I must confess, there are days I have little of one or the other and some days I have none. Not a day goes by without me hearing myself say things like:
- what were you thinking?
- why did you do that?
- how many times have I told you?
- are you displaying J.O.Y.? (Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last)
- why do you insist on continuing that behavior?
What Did God say?
- what were YOU thinking?
- why did YOU do that?
- how many times have I told YOU?
- why do YOU insist on returning to the same sins?
Like I said, I felt as if I were smacked in the back of the head. God has NEVER turned me away? He has NEVER lost his patience. He ALWAYS understands. God FORGIVES me each and every time I confess my sin and ask for HIS forgiveness. God is ALWAYS there when I am struggling. God ALWAYS sets me back on my feet when I have stumbled and FAILED Him.
Julie, Live by example to your children. Let them know that you will always be there to help them through their disobedience and struggles. Let the know that even a Mommy and Daddy have times in their lives that they sin too. Then, erase the slate . . . just as I erase your slate without fail. Remember the EXAMPLE OF JESUS!
WOW . . . MY GOD MOMENT this week.
So, what did I do? How did I approach my child today? Through the Example of Jesus.
What was your DIVINE ENCOUNTER this week?