I was trying not to invade my oldest son's privacy one morning by snapping shots while he was trying to have quiet time with God.
My heart was gushing while seeing my little boy read his Bible. As Noah is maturing, his personal devotion time has become more frequent, hopefully leading to a daily enjoyment of getting into God's Word on his own.
As parents we can have so many goals for our children. And while we (Jared and I ) travel on this journey as believers, God is slowly opening our eyes to what is truly important in life.
Does our family think reading and studying the Word daily is important....absolutely.
Do we live out God's Word perfectly......sadly no....we are a major work in progress. God will complete His good work in us.....this He promises.
Noah started off reading inside....but we can be a bit silly and perhaps a bit noisy if you will. So he escaped to the front porch to find peace....and it wasn't long before he was followed.
I don't think Noah can grasp or even realize the amazing example he is setting for his younger brothers and sister. When they see big brother reading his Bible you better believe they run to get theirs.
In case you were wondering, each day is not a slice of peace pie where my kids sit around reading their Bibles all day.....I am smiling as I write this because some days it can be down right crazy.
But I will tell you this....as immeasurably flawed as Jared and I are, by God's grace we cling to Christ and hope in Him to do a good work in our lives and the lives of our children.
And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.