Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sharing testimony of God with your kids
And as Christians, we've experienced the life-changing power of God and Jesus. We have testimony from our own lives. And we're supposed to tell about it.
All that I knew. What I didn't think about until today is that I should share that testimony with Brady.
In my mind, I had only thought about sharing with adults. To show to them how my life and who I am as a human being was changed by giving everything over to the Lord.
But why not my kid? At 7, he can understand at least some of what I tell him about my life before and my life now. About how I pray and find answers. About how I even think God guided where I ended up living in South Carolina, a place that would lead me to Him, which is where I needed to be. A co-worker and I each commuted about 25 miles one way to our jobs. That's how we met, at work, 25 miles away from home.
But he attended a church just a half-mile from where I lived. I went to the church and felt good there. I sought out a similar church in Florida. During a difficult life time there, I was saved. I needed salvation and God led me to it.
As an aside, God makes the best of both our good and bad life situations. A sermon in that church in Florida later led to me emailing my now-husband, then ex-fiance. When I look back the path is rather stunning. I never would have imagined being where I am (and I have a pretty good imagination!)
I should tell Brady about these things. That I have seen and heard and felt God work in my very own life. Maybe I can help him see it work in his life, to begin to learn to have faith. We do pray for a boy at school and that boy has been doing better and we thank God for that.
But how much more powerful to see it work with him and with me. I don't know why these ideas take so long for me to see, but I will start using that in our bedtime talking stories, moments I feel God worked in my life.
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