A dear mother friend of mine, Linda Jones, has always given me good mom advice. When I had my first child she told me to write down what she says. Because although you think you'll remember the adorable things they say, you'll probably forget.
Adorable things like when Malayna was 2, she told me she loved me all the way to the top of Mt. Sinai. Or when Jayden was 2, he laid his hand on my head & said "Thank you Jesus for mommy's head. Amen!" Thankfully I took her advice & I wrote them down. And I enjoy reading them. And I am still writing down what they say.
So just recently I was talking to her about how difficult it is to figure out how Jayden, age 3, learns. She told me to read Joshua 1:8 .... for then you will be prosperous, and then will have success. So I read the whole verse & got what she was saying. That even if he isn't ready to know ALL his letters of the alphabet I can still have him memorize the Scripture.
About a week later I saw that my friend Shirley posted a video of her 3 & 2 year old quoting Psalm 23. I was convicted! I knew my children could memorize Scripture. I just had not done my part! So over the next few weeks, whether we learned letters, sounds, shapes or not.....we learned a verse a week! We are on verse 4 of Psalm 23 (NKJV) and they know it SO well! There are a total of 6 verses so in 2 weeks I will post a video of them quoting it!
So - here is a challenge to all you moms. Stay at home mom or not, homeschooling mom or not......teach your children the Scripture!
THEY are your mission field! Their salvation depends on YOU!
then when they have the Scripture in them - they WILL be prosperous, the WILL be successful!
|Malayna, age 5, praying for a family member that needs Jesus|