Leading By Action

My usual morning song comes on, Francesca Battestelli’s “When the Crazy Kicks In.” After I have my quiet time and time of worship, I love to put on Francesca’s album  If We’re Honest. So this song comes on, and Adelaide surprises me when she starts to sing along. I can’t help but smile and sing along with joy filling my heart. I then begin to really think. Adelaide has learned this song from a common recurrence of hearing it play here in our home. I never realized she noticed or was even listening.

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She is listening and she is watching. Everything I do, the way I act and respond, the words I say, she’s taking it all in. I want my girls to grow in knowledge of our Lord. I want them to be on fire for him. I can definitely pray for them and this relationship I strive for them to have, but why not show them? I want them to see me on fire for our God and know how happy he makes me. I want them to see me light up in radiance when they hear me speak about him and in turn long for him.

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Lisa Jacobson, the owner of Club 31 Women, wrote a blog post titled 24 Ways to Prepare Your Young Girl to Become A Lovely Woman. A link to the post is here: 24WaysToPrepareYourGirl. It gives a wonderful compiled list of qualities we can all strive for our daughters to acquire. (She also has a post for sons 😉24WaysToPrepareYourYoungBoys.) At the end of the post there is a place to print out this list.

Some of the qualities do not come easy for me and will take some humbling of myself to let God work through me. Through a lot of prayer and supplication, I’m determined to lead my children to act as children of God.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6  

 

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