Learning from my Kids

A few weeks ago, my two oldest were not getting along. Though I can't remember what their conflict was about, their exchange of words was unkind and harsh- that I do remember.

Sometimes the two of them can get quite loud with each other. They carried on for a bit back and forth before I interjected and reminded them of my expectations for them in their relationship and communication. Immediately, I heard my daughter apologize to her brother, “I’m sorry," which my son quickly followed with, "I forgive you."

This pricked my spirit a bit. It was a good lesson for me. Just like that! No hesitation or delay. How it reminded me of the quality of childlikeness spoken of in the Bible and how we ourselves are to be like little children. Often I think of how they listen and take things in, and ask questions when I consider what the Word says of having a childlike spirit, but I don't recall ever connecting forgiveness with childlikeness.

I am very grateful for this lesson for myself! I found myself searching my own heart to see if there was unforgiveness in me and I quickly repented of it, forgiving the debt and giving thanks for the blessing of my children and how I too can learn from them.

And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turnabout) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]. Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Mommy I

This Week's Verse

  • But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

  • 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

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