This is a guest post by Mark Terborg
One Sunday night my oldest daughter at 5 years old was trying to get to sleep. She called out from her room, “Dad, can you read me a Bible story?” What dad in their right mind would say no to that? 😉
I start reading her a story from the Jesus Storybook Bible (highly recommended!). We started reading the story about Jesus teaching not to be like the pharisees who pray really loud and use really big words.
She looked up at me with a big smile and said, “Dad, I think this is the same story we had in kid’s church today!” I told her that, “God must really want us to hear this story! :)” and she giggled.
I was completely excited and so was she! I was excited because it reminded me of so many times in my life where God gives me little clues and reminders that he wants me to focus on something.
I’ve had so many times where God will bring up a verse or topic 2, 3, or even 4 times all within a couple of days or so… through various sources.
I was so excited that God is starting to do that in her life too! I know for certain that GOD LOVES MY DAUGHTER!
Do your kids listen to you the first time you tell them? Neither do mine. Do your kids learn from their mistakes, without you helping them? Neither do mine. God is our loving Dad always reminding us of things through his Word. He isn’t trying to force rules upon us. He is trying to explain and patiently remind us how life works best… Just like we try to do as parents.
God is my Dad who is consistently, patiently, reminding me of things because he LOVES ME! He is showing me that through my kids, and it makes me want to be more like that to my kids.