Feb 11, 2013

God, Am I Doing a Good Job with Your Child?


Worshipping the One
True Living God

This past week, I found myself questioning the job I was doing in raising my eight-year-old son. He had suddenly picked up a few bad habits. Now, he was frequently questioning my judgment, arguing with me and talking back. After several warnings, I finally grounded him. For one week, he would not be allowed to watch television or play with his friends after school. At first, he seemed pretty upset. However, later on, I heard him turn to God for help. At bedtime, he asked me if I wanted to pray with him. Then, while my son prayed out loud for a change of heart, I quietly spoke with Jesus in mine. "Am I doing a good job with Your child Lord?"
 
The next day, as I sorted through old paperwork, I found a poem tucked neatly in between a few of my son's drawings. The poem expressed exactly what was in my heart.
 


He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug
He calls me Mommy and I call him Bub
With his favorite lamb pillow and his white blanket too
He snuggles up close and says, "I want to be like you"
I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight
Trippin' over the toys as I turn out the light
And I whisper a prayer that someday he'll see
He's got a father in God 'cause he's seen Jesus in me

Lord, I want to be just like You
'Cause he wants to be just like me
I want to be a holy example
For his innocent eyes to see
Help me be a living Bible, Lord
That my little boy can read
I want to be just like You
'Cause he wants to be like me

Got to admit I've got so far to go
Make so many mistakes and I'm sure that You know
Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try
With all the pressures in life I just can't get it all right
But I'm trying so hard to learn from the best
Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness
'Cause I know that he'll learn from the things that he sees
And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me
Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall
But it's only 'cause I'm learning from the best Father of them all
 
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To read this author's personal testimony please go to: http://dlouyoung.blogspot.com/p/store.html
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