Yesterday evening at bible study we were discussing discipleship, and the question arose: 'Who are you discipling/mentoring?'
Some of us had searched for someone to mentor, others had people come across their paths, and I straight away thought of Micha.
It is so clear to me that he is the one I need to be discipling right now. When we baptized him we made a promise that we would raise him in a God-filled family, and it is what I vowed to God I would do if he would give me a child.
|Micha's baptism. September 2, 2012|
At the moment Micha is too young to understand much. I read him bible stories before he goes to bed, but to him I could just as well be reading dr. Seuss.
I also pray for him, and I pray with him.
And when I pray with him it's not just a bedtime song, but we pray all throughout the day, we thank God for what he gives us, like food and health, I ask God to watch over Micha and fill him with His peace and love.
I pray out loud so that Micha can hear what I'm saying, and even though he giggles at me when I pray and doesn't understand the importance of what we're doing, I hope that some day he will understand.
And when that day comes I hope that praying will be his second nature.
I want him to know that praying isn't just something we do before we eat a meal or go to bed or when we're in church, but that it is something he can do constantly and that he can pray about anything.
Nothing is to small or to big for God.
I want him to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
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I also want Micha to see me praying too, I want him to know that his Mama loves Jesus as well and has a personal relationship with Him.
And that's why I love what Emily wrote a few days ago, it was so eye opening to me:
" a friend mentioned something about how having our
quiet times in the morning is great for us, but if that is the only time we ever read our bibles, then our children will never see us in the word. i don't want my kids to look back and have to wrack their brain to figure out when it was that i actually read the bible. so, if that is your time to be with the lord as well, make sure they know we read the bible...read it with them throughout the day. memorize scripture together. whatever it is that works for y'all. "
Isn't that so true? I love it!
My prayer is that God will give us strength to raise Micha to know Him and accept Jesus as his savior, we will definitely need it!