I'm so proud...
Can I say how thankful I am for my husband! Honey, this is a shout out to you!
Last night, as we sat eating dinner he spoke to our boys on the importance of never giving up, persevering and not being fearful-fearful to lose, fearful to fail, fearful to try. Our precious Lord I believe just anointed that conversation last night because hubby not only had a peace and wisdom to his words, but the boys all understood his words and questions (ages 8,6 and 4). I was inspired-inside I wanted to yell "YES, I CAN DO IT!"-it was like having a life coach at the table, my own infomercial!!!
Of course mama had to reiterate that this is what God wants from us and yes, we may not succeed at first because the Lord wants us to persevere (they are used to this!) :)
Not only did this conversation bless my heart because of its content but also because this is a hard area for our oldest. He is so very much like his papa-loves the Lord, seeks justice, likes to be the best at something and has a hard time accepting losing. However, as opposed to his daddy, he hasn't yet learned to continue on, the gift of perseverance, the excitement of the challenge and the joy in the conquer or mastering of a skill! He becomes sullen, angry and gives up. This conversation daddy had was more then just a pep talk, it was a "love note" from the Lord to His boys that He has entrusted to our care, and even to me, His daughter. I saw a gleam in our oldest eye that blessed my soul, as I'm sure it did to hubby.
God is good!
Praise the Lord, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good
so that your youth is renewed like
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
"I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is best for
who directs you in the way you