Do you have days when you are painfully aware of the areas in your character with which you lack? Today was one of those. I see my three year-old’s heart and I grieve. But then, I see myself in a “mirror” and come to the shocking *re*-realization that she’s learning from me.To tell you the amount of tears shed over this would be, well, embarrassing. But, shed tears I did…and do. I long, I ache for my little girl to love Jesus, to know that it is wise and good for her soul to obey mommy. To have a love for His Word that is inspiring. To have self-control. To be kind to her brother. To be patient. To be joy-filled.
Sigh. But these are character traits that I need growth in as well. So how can I teach her, show her, nurture her in the very things I lack?
Grace. Help from the Holy Spirit. The work of the Spirit in her little heart.
“My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.”