Monday, November 26, 2012

May my steps be steady



Teaching my children to stay the course is harder as they get older.

Walk on and don't be tempted by the things of this world; the people of this world. Keep your eyes fixed on the Lord's plan for your life, don't become so familiar with ease that you crave it. The valley, the hard times, is and will be some of the most life changing.


We memorize scripture a lot more lately because in my time of 20 years of mothering and homeschooling I am realizing that what my children need the most is scripture. As I see my oldest making adult decisions I see them going back to the word of God in their life. I used to fret and worry that one of them didn't get their math problems right, well now I know that getting relationships right is a lot more important. As they become adults you will realize that math they can get eventually but trying to teach humility and meekness is almost impossible if you wait. 


 If you have small ones in your home please understand your time. Really, your window is so small to teach those in your care. The clock is ticking and you have to so surround them with God and His word that everything they touch, smell, eat or drink is all because of the Lord's goodness to them. Teach them gratitude. So glad we taught this early with my older ones. I can't imagine trying to teach it now at 20;)




So often, when families have adults and little ones the little ones get left to themselves a lot because the parents are busy with counseling and getting their older ones to the next level that they take their eyes off the younger ones and their window of opportunity closes. We must stay on course. We must not think because they're small now that we have plenty of time. Keep on the road He has planned out for you. To raise up a generation of children that can pass down to their children the knowledge of Him. A hefty load of responsibility and for the mom of young adults some days I'm just wiped out but I can't be, I have little ones who need the instruction and training I gave the older ones. 


My eyes have to be steady on the future and I cannot grow weary.



   
Psalm 119 1-8
  You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. 2You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. 3 That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. 4 You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. 5 Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; 6 Then I'd never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. 7 I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. 8 I'm going to do what you tell me to do; don't ever walk off and leave me.

3 comments:

Vanderpolclan said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the reminder. I so often do not spend time with the littles, thinking my big ones need me. I am changing that. Thanks again for the right focus.

Cindy

Blair Allen said...

I don't always come here and comment because it is somewhat cumbersome to do so from my phone. But I wanted to know that your posts in my inbox are like savory morsels for my soul. When I see that I have an email with a new post I save it until I read it when I have the time to read each word and reflect on what you are saying. I appreciate you being one of those Titus 2 women in my life. Your words encourage me to keep on keeping on and embrace motherhood. This post was particularly timely for me as I have dealing with some questions regarding my faith and motherhood. This verse was so encouraging and I have enjoyed meditating on it the past few days. Anyway, all that to say that I am amazed you find the time to blog and that I am so thankful you do!

Just A Family said...

hey Cindy and Blair,
Thanks for stopping by and for encouraging me with your words:)

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