Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mommy's Loud!

I made an interesting observation today. One that revealed some of my actions that I'd like to change... soon!

I am a mother of 5. My kids are loud, rambunctious and generally well behaved, but very energetic! My youngest is only 3 months old, but one of the cutest baby boys in the world, if you ask my opinion! He is a delight.

Anyway, when I was pregnant this last time, I was often quite grumpy and life felt pretty much out of control. I can't say I would get very many "nice Mommy points" if there was a contest out for that.

Well, you know how babies learn to recognize their mother's voice in the womb? It's amazing really, how they can tell when Mommy is talking to them from the time they are newborns! So here's what I alarmingly figured out today: I was yelling at one of my kids (again!) and I looked over at Benjamin, expecting him to be a little bit startled or concerned. But no! He had this huge grin on his face as he watched me yell my children into submission... as if he was thinking "That's my Mommy!"


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Heart of Worship

Something that is very important to me is that I teach my children to be worshipers. It is my hearts desire that they learn to sing, play instruments and freely worship God from a young age.

Last night, I had one of those precious moments with them. We were watching Jason Upton's worship song, "Fly", where he was singing and an angel began to sing along with him and it was picked up on his microphone. I was telling the kids about angels and then Ethan and Sabrina began to improvise and play along (Ethan on guitar, Sabrina on violin) in worship with the song. Ellie was dancing around, singing "God is the best God and I love Him", etc. It was really beautiful... Then out of the blue, Jamie-Lynn, who is not quite 2 1/2, looked at me and said "Mommy, I belong to Jesus". It was amazing! I haven't talked to her along these lines so I know it was something revealed to her by the spirit.

Matthew 21:16 speaks of how children will see things and know things by the spirit: 15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant 16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?"

Praise God! He is moving in my family and moving in my heart...