The other day, my daughters remembered and told me about something that happened during their last field trip. They love each other, but sometimes they just don’t get along.
Daughter 1: Mom, you know when I sat beside her (daughter 2) and her classmate, she suddenly moved to another seat…..
Daughter 2: (smiles a half-guilty, half-unrepentant smile)…..because I didn’t want….
Me: You know, you are showing everybody what kind of sister you are. Is that the kind of sister you want to be?
Daughter 2: Ummmm, I don’t know. (I’m pretty sure she wanted to say “Sure, I have no problem with that.” hahaha)
Me: Okay. Ito na lang (I’ll ask you this question instead). Is that the kind of sister God wants you to be?
Daughter 2: (without batting an eyelash) No.
Me: There you go. 🙂
We see the fruit of teaching them the authority of God’s Word. Strong-willed and at times smart-alecky as my kids are, they seem to care about what God thinks and what God wants. They seem to care about honoring God. For that, we are grateful. Of course knowing and doing are two very different things haha. To honor God, we must honor Him with our thoughts, our words, AND our actions. Honoring God becomes difficult when what we want to do opposes what God wants us to do. But we are assured that the Holy Spirit is at work in our daughters’ hearts, as well as ours. Repentant and teachable hearts, by the grace and mercy of God. ❤
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Phil 1:6
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31