Last week I got to visit Rebekah. I enjoyed doing normal things again for her: cooking and baking her favorite foods, shopping and talking, giving her an up-do for her violin concert, talking to her friends, sitting in on some of her music rehearsals and watching her missions team preparation class. It was so wonderful to just be there with her.
I also got to watch her from a distance interacting with friends and dealing with stress. It was a little (okay, a lot) strange to be on the sidelines in a way. We mothers like to be all involved, you know.
Want to know one of the biggest blessings of my week?
This thrills my heart.
She is not perfect and neither am I, but she is going to the right places for help and strength.
Moms, we cannot raise young women of the Word if we are not women of the Word. We need to model this for our children.
Our children learn from us.
When times get tough, when things go wrong, when we fail, when people fail us, when we are desperate or depressed, discouraged or afraid we go to God and his Word.
Here are the alternatives:
Instead of going to God, we vent to a friend on the phone, take matters into our own hands, cover our sins, make excuses, go to the fridge or on a shopping spree, give in to anger or bitterness or complaining.
When we run to false gods in our trouble, our children see.
That is why it is imperative to be in the Word and growing. You don’t have to be super Christian all at once. You just have to be walking in the right path. One step at a time. One decision at a time. One choice at a time.
Our children are watching.