Food for thought….Diligently Teaching Our Kids

diligently teaching our kids

“Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart.  Thou shall teach them diligently to thy children…”

I read this scripture a few days ago, and I told my husband that I want to make sure that we are teaching our children DILIGENTLY.  I am diligent about a lot of things.  Maybe it is because I am Italian, but when I do something it is like obsessive, full force, with all my heart.  God challenged me, am I doing this in my own family?  Am I doing this with my children?

 I am always busy.  Having 4 little boys makes me busy, if I miss one day of doing laundry, the pile gets huge and I can barely catch up.  There are 4 little mouths that constantly say “I am hungry, I am thirsty, I need a snack, can you play with me, he hit me, can we go to the park, what about some ice cream, can Josh come over, when will daddy be home, can I earn some money today, lets watch a movie, I don’t like this outfit, my pants are too tight, I cant find my shoes.” That list could go on FOREVER!

This causes me to become so busy about the everyday tasks that we as mothers need to accomplish in order to keep things rolling smoothly within our homes.  It is easy to get busy about those things and before I know it, the day is over, my kids are in bed, and I am exhausted. 

Before I know it, my kids are going to be grown and out of my house.  There will be no more runny noses to wipe, no more tiny missing socks under my couches, no more fights to break up, no more globs of toothpaste in the sink (well, my husband may still do that) all the little things that are a nuisance to us today, we will laugh about and miss in the years to come.  

We have one chance to pour into our kids while they are young, once chance to be their momma.  Before we know it, each of us will be standing before the King of Kings at the bema seat of Christ giving an account for our lives.  I want to know that I was the best momma that I could be and that I poured my heart and soul into the training and teaching of my kids according to the Word of God.  Ladies, dont get too busy about the tasks of our homes, so that we put the little souls in our homes on the back burner.  Pour into your little ones while they are little.  What you pour into them today is what will come out of them in the years to come, I pray that love, grace, and devotion is what we pour into their lives. 

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