Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Being Sharpened while Sharpening Arrowheads...

Last night my oldest son had played his first song on the piano... I couldn't believe my little five year old had learned this beautiful worship song!! I think the most beautiful part of watching him play was his innocence.  Pure worship, nothing in between him and giving worship to the Lord. 

As parents its pure joy and also God speaking to us in many ways.  I have to say last night would have never been if my husband wouldn't have dedicated all the time he had with him (4 months) and put up with the whining that came with it.  My husband pressed on and did not give up!  He knew what our son had, he knew God gave him talent and he believed that he could do it.  And he played!  And his teacher was so proud of him!! And we are so proud of him!

Well last night as my husband and I were talking over how well he did and we were reminded of how God has put these precious arrows in our hands. As parents our children are arrow with blunt heads and we have to sharpen them with love, discipline and dedication.  Dedicating time to our children and letting them know in word and action "I am not giving up on you!  You can do it!", will take that arrow even further. 

Our Heavenly Father says this to us even today.  Every time we want to give up or we think we are not capable or even called in parenting, homeschooling or even in our personal life, this is what He says to us:
"That is why we never give up.  Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed everyday. For our present troubles are small and wont last very long.  Yet they produce for us glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!  So we dont look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."
~2 Corinthians 4:16-18~
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you." ~Psalm 9:10~
"Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever." ~Psalm 125:1~ 
 " Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.  Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hand"  ~Psalm 127:3-4~
As we sharpen our arrow heads, let us go to the One who can help us and at the same time sharpen us... we are His children!

For His Glory and By His Grace,


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