Sunday, August 3, 2008

Faith is caught, not taught!

This weekend, Brenly comes up to me and says, "Mommy, I need my white glasses and a pen so that I can do my Bible Study!" I proceed to get the glasses she was referring to and a pen and she goes to the kitchen table and takes her place. Never mind the fact that she is using her MISS PIGGY (Thanks Uncle Chad) notebook as her journal and she has picked up her Ratatouille book that MiMi had gotten her!



Although the supplies weren't exactly what one might need to do a proper study of the Bible, and although the only word that she might know how to spell correctly is her and Avery's name...The idea behind the statement is what made me smile. The fact that she knows that "doing her Bible Study" was the thing that she should be doing! At church today, Chris mentioned that Faith is caught, not taught! Its what your children observe you doing that they pick up as their own habits (I promise, I am not "tooting my own horn") and that statement really stuck with me...Do my children "see" me being a Christ follower or do they just "hear" me speak of Him every now and then? I want to be able to say that they can observe Christ in what I do, not just the words that come out of my mouth! I hope that one day soon, (I certainly don't want to wish her life away!) she truly understand the meaning behind those words and is able to sit down...with all the right materials:)...and really study the Word of God! Nothing would make me happier, and who knows maybe sooner than that, she can sit down with me and we can do a study together!

5 comments:

The Longs said...

Precious!!!!!

Misty LaDean said...

another reason why I need Maci to live with you for a while... that is great!

Wendy said...

hahaha - Misty cracks me up! It really is great! Thanks for sharing!

Kress Smith said...

TRUE, TRUE!

Amy said...

That is so awesome! Just goes to show was a truly wonderful parent you are. And no, you aren't tooting your own horn. It is little moments like that though that get you through the hard moments with them.