Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Dust in our Lives

If you have ever had a kitten this clip will not be a surprise to you. Kittens try to catch anything they see in order to learn the moves they might need to catch something they can actually eat. It is sort of a feline version of role play. 

As parents, we often see our children doing things we do not understand. Much of child behavior is about learning. They may not always pay attention to what you say, but they are always watching and frequently mimicking what they see. The brain of a child must always try to make sense of the world and practice for what comes ahead.

It’s a parent’s job to be what children practice. And that is a tall order, indeed.

We are often amused and sometimes confused by what children do in their process of learning to be adults. Raising children to be happy, healthy, and honorable is an immense task; especially when we do not always feel those words describe us.

Our ability to be good parents, not perfect parents, but parents who fail and continue to strive to do the right thing, comes from God. When we draw close to God, when He surrounds us like dust, we find He has already blessed us with the wisdom we need.

Seek God, worship Him, and teach Him to your children. 

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! Psalm 111:10

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