Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. (Deu 6:7 NLT)
This morning as I woke, I was looking forward to being with the Lord while my house remained quiet with everyone sleeping. I quietly entered my quiet space. Closing the door, I settled into my chair and opened my Bible where I had left off in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 6. I only got to verse five when my five-year-old woke up and found me! Oh, how I wish I could share that my initial reaction was joy and delight but, to be honest, I found myself fighting back irritation of being“interrupted" during my quiet time.
Walking into the room, my son smiled and said, “Good morning, Momma.” My heart softened and I responded with, “Good morning, son." Looking at my Bible, he asked if he could join me. I found my mouth opening and the words that I wanted to say “why don’t you give me a few minutes,” were replaced with a simple, “Sure, buddy.” He ran to his room, grabbed his Bible and devotional books, came back, and took a seat in front of me to “read” his Bible. A warm smile came on my face to match the warmth in my heart as I saw that my son too was hungry for His word just as I was this morning.
Thanking God for this moment, I returned to my reading in the book of Deuteronomy and the words within verse seven just jumped off the page…
Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
I couldn't believe how timely His words were to my present moment. There was God showing me just how intimately He watches over me and feeds me exactly what I need with HIs Word! Time froze and I sat in awe and reverent fear of my God. At that moment, I knew that my quiet worship this morning was to talk and share the trusted stillness of the Lord and the discipline of starting your day off with being with our Lord, with my son.
Dear Lord, what I thought initially was an interruption to “my” quiet time with You, turned into the most teachable moment with You this week. I may plan my way, but You will always direct my steps!