Today my daughter Leah sent me a note over this saying: “Thought of ya’ll when I read this…”
The picture is still clear. My dad sitting in his chair. The soft glow of the lamp shinning on him. His eyes closed in prayer, his bible open on his lap, the coffee cup on the stand. This is what I saw every morning. Every morning from the time I can remember.
He is still doing this. When my children stay at Hawpaw and Mamaw’s house this is what they see when they wake up.
Time with the Lord.
This is what I want my kids to remember. I want them to see that time with the Lord is most important. Not computers, not TV, not the phone.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33 esv
I pray that they will long to store the word in their hearts.
“I have stored up your word in my heart,that I might not sin against you.”
Psalm 119:11 esv
I pray that they will know that the Word is their guide.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
Psalm 119:105 esv
They are watching!
They are listening.
What are you showing them is most important?
This is why I don’t mind if I am called “Quiet time Buck.” Thank you Father, you didn’t have to show this to Leah, and she sure didn’t have to send it to me. A touch of Your Grace, a whisper of your love!
Friends, give the first hour of your day to Jesus. It will be returned to you, multiplied in ways you can’t imagine!