Saturday, August 4, 2012

Week 17 & 18: Our journey to the fasted lifestyle, pt. 27

Not much change in our eating/spending from the previous month.  Which makes me sad.  The Lord is good because He has been so gracious to us and provided despite our disobedience.

I did have a lot of revelation the last few days specifically on the topic of obedience.  I went to Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention here in The Woodlands.  I know our girl is 19 months old, but I wanted to get a foundation for preschool.

I had grand plans, but saw that I could be easily overwhelmed when I started looking at the seminars available.  I wanted to go listen about things that are so great, but not really what I was needing at the moment.  So I asked the Lord what I should do.  He guided me to the seminars and areas that were PERFECT for me.

I sat in on seminars dealing with child training, toddlers, and discipline.  Basically, the Lord was telling me about myself.  Of course!  My heart was so convicted about how lack of discipline trickles down to our little ones.

I know that my discipline to the Lord is between Him and I, but our kids do observe and if we are disobedient, then our kids will be too.  One woman defined obedience in her home.  Basically obedience is supposed to be done 1.) cheerfully, 2.) completely, and 3.) immediately.  She explained that if your child does something immediately and completely but is complaining, then they are rebellious in their heart.

Talk about heart piercing.  When I obey the Lord, it isn't always done cheerfully.  So I'm still rebelling in my own heart.  It's so like the Lord to impart knowledge and wisdom for my situation as a parent, but also as His child.  For that I'm truly grateful.  It showed me that I want to obey the first time, to the fullness, and with a smile on my face and song in my heart.

Thank You Lord that I could go for these divine appointments.  You guided me as to what I needed to hear and what will get us back on track.

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