Train a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Monday, January 12, 2009
A Lesson in Perserverance!
My six year old was playing a game the other night and was complaining that she couldn't get the chip in the right spot. She was working hard at flinging this chip onto the game board, but just couldn't get it.
She ran into the kitchen and said "Mom,I kept praying and praying that God would help me get it and it didn't work. I must have prayed 20 times and my prayers still weren't answered!"
I explained to her that sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers because he is trying to teach us a lesson. She looks puzzled. I explained that maybe her lesson for today was perseverance. We talked about this and how God was actually helping her by not letting it be so easy for her. I think she got it. A little smile came across her face as she was thinking about it.
Sometimes life's lessons aren't easy,but they are there to help us in the long run. God doesn't always give us what we pray for because his plans are better than our own!
Welcome! I'm Jen, the mother of 3 beautiful blessings! My little man- age 3 years, Peanut-age 8, and Sunshine- age 10. Celebrated 17 years of marriage this past year- Wow! Enjoy exploring and creating with my little ones and those I care for part-time. Taking a break from my Elementary Education career to have more time with my family.
This site is dedicated to one of Abby's first teachers. God uses her daily to touch the lives of children (her Shining Stars). She touches the lives of grownups, too. She taught me to pray not only for the big things in my children's lives, but also for their daily boo boos! We are very blessed to have her in our lives!