Here are some of my thoughts from this past week:
- Parenting is tough . . . and rewarding. With all the older kids in school, I am working on obedience with Kiley. I already see some results. She is not perfect by any means, but she is starting to obey more readily.
- I am so glad Kaylin won an iPad at the library. It is so easy to take notes at church! Here is a great quote from Martin Luther that our pastor quoted at last night’s church service:
- Going back to the Hebrews 11 series on the Hall of Faith chapter, I meditated on the life of Enoch this past week. I wrote a long post over a year ago about how Enoch walked with God, and thus he was taken up to heaven before he died. What I meditated on this past week was the thought that there is significance in the fact that Enoch is the great-grandfather of Noah who is the next character of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11.
I’m sure Noah was told about his great-grandfather’s faith in God from his dad and his grandfather, Methuselah. We have to assume that either his dad or grandpa also placed their faith in God as Noah had to be told by someone. Also both men died before the flood, so they would not have been around to help build the ark or to be chosen by God to build the ark.
This made me think of my own kids. My faith must be so vibrant that it can be “caught” by my children. I know I do not “walk with God” like Enoch did, but what a goal to strive toward. To have a relationship that it is obvious to everyone around you that what you have is something special. Of course, our aim is not to be noticed by men; but in Enoch’s case, it could not help but be noticed by men.
Others will notice when we are close to the Lord!
Posts I really enjoyed reading last week included:
Letting our Kids Fly by Candace Creates. Candace in an inspiration to me as I read how the Lord has worked in her life, and her post is a good reminder to me of how it is the Lord who hold my children, not me.
Role playing: will the REAL missionaries please step up? by Missional Call reminded me me that God uses ordinary people to do His work, and He will enable us to do what He calls us to do.
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