Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Closer Up

The Thinker is growing up.  It's difficult to believe we're wrapping up his fourth grade year.  He recently finished a devotional book, Starting Strong, and we were discussing it.  I asked him if he enjoyed it and if he saw any benefits of a written response to the Bible. 

"Yeah, Mom.  It got me closer up, you know?" 

"How's that?" I asked.

"Well, I thought I knew everything about Naaman, see?  And then I discovered that God used a servant girl to help him, and that was surprising.  God uses different things.  It's good because it made me really look at the Bible and see new things.  I got closer to it."

My prayer for him, for you, for me today, is that we sidle up to the Word, look a little more intently, respond a little more thoughtfully and make one more connection to God than we've done before.  Get closer to His Word.  Get closer to Him. 

Get closer up.


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13 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

How sweet!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So wonderful that your son, first of all, read a devotional, secondly, got so much out of it! I pray that he holds those truths in his heart forever!

On a different note, I promise to keep your address secret from Peta. :) I want to let you know too, that I did feed the twins to my family, I just took that morning off. Ha ha

rachelw said...

How precious! My kiddos are still so little, but I pray every day that they will have a love for God and His word. I know it's got to be wonderful for you to see your son in God's word and learning!

Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Precious!!!

Natalie said...

Absolutely wonderful. I hope this for my children - because they are so young, I pray they will choose the "right" path and accept Jesus but I also pray that they remain faithful once they do. The self-directed learning your son is doing will allow him to "own it" and thus make it his. I love it - thanks for sharing this!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire
http://www.mommyonfire.com

the shoafs said...

I love reading things like this. It gives me hope. Thank you.

JennyMac said...

LOVED this post!

Salina said...

Wow! He really is a thinker, especially for a 4th grader....that's deep stuff even for us adults. I enjoyed reading the older link about having "the talk" with him....Too funny. God bless!

Karen said...

So sweet...loved this post!

partialemptynester said...

So great!

Tiffany said...

Oh what a wonderful post. How blessed is your son to have you encouraging him to read the Bible. What a sweet heart you are raising!
You have a lovely blog by the way!

GlowinGirl said...

Thanks for all the encouraging words!

Faith said...

aaaw!! That is SO sweet!

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