As the big day of Sober Julie Doing Life’s 1 Year Blogiversary approaches I am so pleased to have a VERY special woman Guest Posting for me today!
This woman has become a real friend in my life, her support and kindness touches me each day from across the web. Please my inspiring friend, Alexandra who pens her world at Good Day Regular People.
Please go over to her blog, as Alexandra puts it: “This blog is made up of posts from an overanalyzing, oversensitive, overwhelmed mother of three boys living life in a small town, where I find myself like a fish out of water.”
The writing is touching and Alexandra is oh-so easy to relate to!
Ways To Foster Faith In Your Children
God watches you, all the bad gets written down by God.
God will tell me if you’re lying.
God knows when you do things that are wrong, He always knows.
It makes me sad that these are the words I grew up hearing about my most precious Lord.
These words came from my mother, and they did much to make me behave. But it was behavior by intimidation, not out of love to please Him.
There is a saying I have taped up to my refrigerator, “To change the behavior of a child, without changing his heart, is an abomination to his spirit.”
I love this statement. We are entrusted with what are God’s children first. He has placed them in our temporary care to raise them in a way that His world is made better by their presence in it.
If I were a child again, what words would lead me to a grander, larger than life great love for our Lord? I think the ones I’ve put together here, would have fostered those feelings:
You are the apple of His eye.
His world demanded your presence in it.
He made you because He has work that only you can do for Him.
You are His hands, His feet, His eyes, His mouth, on this planet.
God will always listen to you, no matter how big you think your problems are.
He could make anyone and anything in the universe that He wants to, and He chose to make you.
He knows who you are, and your name is forever joyfully in His heart.
There has never been anyone like you, ever, and there never will be again. That’s how carefully and specially He made you.
No matter what you do, He will never not love you.
There’s nothing you can say or do: good or bad, that will change how much He loves you.
He thinks of you, even if you don’t think of Him.
He will always love you, be there for you, be thinking of you. No matter what you do, no matter what you think, no matter anything.
Those are the rose petal of words that I wish had been strewn upon my heart as a child. But then, His perfect plan of me now being able to look back on my life as it was, is what allowed this post here today to be written, and to be read, by parents of now young children.
Happy Blogoversary, wonderful Julie. I love you.