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The fruit of training…

3 Feb

Last night while I was posting a sewing tutorial that had been in my mind for a couple of weeks.  My first-born son sat down at the entreaty of his baby brother and read to his little brothers and sisters in “Cushy” our big chair that a friend gave us when they didn’t need it any more…

Little baby brother is snoozing behind:-)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.  There is no recipe.  There is no easy way.  Training is day in, day out.  Love is spelled T-I-M-E.

Teach me your way O Lord, and I will walk in your truth, give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name…

Train them to fear (reverence, respect) the Lord, and His ways…


..preferring others above yourself

..looking in His word for directions how to live

..committing your way to Him and letting Him direct your path.

..He must increase I must decrease

..It is not wise to compare yourselves one to another

God’s word is full of counsel.  If we would but follow it.  Not take a piece and run with it.  But follow.  Go behind it.  Heed it.  Read the Bible in it’s entirety.  See God’s counsel as a whole.  See it as good.  See it as more than relevant for us today.  See it as our very life’s breath.

Then we would be beginning to walk in the fear of the Lord, and the blessing that comes with it.

Motherhood is a calling.  God does not call and leave us without instruction.  I love it when someone tells me what to do and I can just go at it!  That is what I have done with Mothering children, young, old, not my own, adult, elderly.

To rest in His love and care for us… like this little guy.

Trust Him to show you how to be a mother to your children.

Seek Him in His word and prayer.

Then do what He says.  Do it for His smile.  Do it for His delight.  Do it to show your love for Him who gave His all for you!

Peace! Shalom!