Friday, 27 November 2015

Let's plant seeds on date night, for we reap what we sow

My daughter says, can you spend some time with me today? And when your kids say it just like that, in that voice that sounds so 'wanting', all you as a parent hears is just this - "I feel like you are neglecting me!"

Now, that my child actually wants to spend time with me, I best grab at the opportunity, because I've been reliably informed by parents of teenagers that soon enough, they'll be asking you to "Just leave them alone!" So I'm thinking.

I still see her as my little baby, the one I brought home thinking, 'Whose is she exactly? How come they let me leave with her? I haven't a clue what to do with her! Now, I'm a little less clueless when it comes to daily activities but every now and again, I marvel at who she is becoming. 

So tonight, I write a quick post, for I want to keep my commitment, but I think tonight will be hers. I think I'll watch War Room. See, spending time with your kids doesn't just mean fun and games, but it's also that comfortable place to plant seeds. 

The world is planting seeds in your kids at every turn, and I find myself having to say often - even with her education - that's what your teachers are paid to say, but that's not what we believe! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Cartoons, movies, songs, even commercials are filling our children with messages from the world and as Christian parents we have a responsibility to push back, pray for them, cover them with the blood of Jesus  and show them the right way.

So, a daunting task it is to teach a teeny tiny 6 lb. baby, values and beliefs to last a lifetime, but I was chosen to do it for this child of mine. 

I wrote once : My children are the best mistakes God has ever planned; and nothing else could be more true; for the plan was never mine to have them but God always has a plan, and he always makes a way to fulfill his plan and will for all his children.

Time is the master. So time I spend so she can master at life and fulfill her purpose, one moment, one hour, one day, one month, one year, one lifetime.

 Related Readings: Luke 8:5 : The Parable of the sower.


  1. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a great date night. I love date night with my kids. So do they. What a great way to make them feel special and loved.
    I am hosting a Blog Party starting this Wednesday. It is called Sitting Among Friends. Would love for you to join me there. Need help connecting let me know. Still thinking about that post we are going to write.

  2. thanks Jaime, I'm stopping by shortly