Hi blogger friends!!
Did you have a great weekend?? I did. Well, I did up until about 2:00 Saturday afternoon. At that point, my stomach began doing flips and I was a nervous wreck for my #1 son.
You see, he was leaving for a little over night retreat with fellow 6th graders from church. Well, I should be thrilled and excited and everything else, but I wasn't. You want to know why I wasn't?
I was afraid for him. Um, yeah. Let me explain.
I am one of those worrier moms and really hate to see my kids get hurt in any kind of way. I think we are all that way aren't we?
I began to think 101 crazy thoughts like...
"What if he gets left out?"
"What if he hates it and wants to come home?"
"What if some boy is mean to him?" (I know, he's not 4)
"What if someone were to make fun of him?"
You get the idea don't you?? My kid is a lot like his dad. He is on the more reserved side. He is cautious. He is a rule follower. He wants to do EXACTLY what the adults say to do. He has a heart of gold. He wants the whole world to get along and can't understand why people don't. He might be the sweetest kid on earth. :)
But, while he was gone and I worried like a mad woman, I began to think.....
"What do I really want for any of my children?"
And...I don't mean for their future. I mean the here and the now and the future.
As I ran through different things that I want for my children....the one thing I kept going back to over and over and over was this, and it wasn't some thing....
3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
Can I say that this has always been my GREATEST desire for them?? Let me be honest and say no it hasn't always been the case. But, the closer I walk with Jesus.....nothing else matters to me....not popularity, not hurt feelings, not exclusion, not grades, not sports, not what he'll be when he grows up, not any of those things!!! They are important, but is that the most important?
I want this scripture for him now and for the rest of his life.
What (or where) are you putting an emphasis on for your kids?
Are we sending the message that we do want Christ in their life first and foremost or are we saving that for their adulthood?
Let me know what you think. Have a glorious day!
Seek Him with all you have.
Hugs and blessings....