So Drew now has 3 verses under his belt, and he has already used them on me! Wow, they learn quick!! Nothing like a kick in the pants from your toddler concerning the things of God. So he has learned First Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks!" , and now we are working on Ephesians 4:26, "In your anger, do not sin". I have always wanted to be better about memorizing scripture, and going over these with him through out the days has helped me retain the truths as well. It is not only teaching him to "hide God's word in his heart", but also explaining what the verses mean, that encourages us both to live out what we learn.
I was in a funky mood last weekend, well I guess "bad mood" paints a more accurate picture. I was being grumpy for who knows what reason, Drew walks up to me and says bluntly, "Mom, you need to rejoice always!" Hahaha! I immediately laughed, and it completely changed my heart and the tone I was setting in my home. It is true : "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
I honestly thought teaching Drew verses would primarily encourage his walk in the Lord, I had no idea that God intended to use him to remind and spur me on to be more like Christ. Love it! Love God! Love my family!