Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Hearing That Still Small Voice.....
Sometimes parenting can be hard work.
Sometimes we make it harder on ourselves by trying to go it alone or giving into our pride or listening to wrong advice.
I am very thankful that yesterday I had ears to hear the Still Small Voice whispering into "my" plans and busyness.
Yesterday as I was heading home I heard that Still Small Voice say check _______. I thought that was odd because this had never been something that had been a problem, but it persisted.
So I immediately checked ________ when I got home and yes it did need to be checked. Yes, this was a first time and Praise His Name it was caught the first time.
Now I gave this precious treasure every opportunity to confess, but as any of you who have treasures from the hard places know, things first learned for survival are hard to let go.
Sadly he did not take the opportunity and I showed him _____. He then confessed.
Now that, Praise be to God, is not the end!!!!
Again, that Still Small Voice spoke into my heart.
I let him know how a small seed of sin can grow if left hidden and that I was thankful for this revelation.
I asked him what this made him and he said, "Liar, Cheater".
Yea your right, it makes you a sinner.....
Just like ME!
Because you know sin is sin.
And we all sin.
Praise God He is not finished with us yet!
I am praising Him today for His speaking to me that I may have the privilege anew to speak truth and love into my precious son's life.
Caleb this is all part of becoming like Jesus.
Learning to turn from sin.
Learning to confess our sin.
Learning to uncover our sin and be cleansed anew.
Learning to love those who correct us because they love us and want the best for us.
You know as part of his punishment he had to scrub the shower walls, twice.
And he went into Hannah's room, got the portable radio and brought it into the bathroom and was singing praise hymns while he was scrubbing!!!