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My 9 year old son walks to his own drum beat. Always has.

Shaping the spirit of this boy has been one of the most difficult challenges our family has ever faced.

He consistently chooses to overlook household rules, and no form of discipline has been entirely successful in achieving the results for which I have been hoping and praying.

This week (again) I sat him down and emphatically told him that the rules were for his protection. I reminded him (again) that wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it.

Last night, he stumbled upon a little card with a Bible verse. After quietly reading it, he began loudly blurting out,

“Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh! ”

“What???” I asked.

“It’s what you’ve been telling me. It says if I act foolishly I could get hurt. Oh, my gosh! I need to start acting wisely!”

He read  the verse to me.

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Pr. 13:20

God just turned on the lights! 


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ba1126
Jun. 12th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
Kids are like puzzles sometimes. Only you don't get a picture of how it will look when its finished. You just have to keep working at it and hope it comes out right!

I remember my oldest going to kindergarten and coming home one day to tell me excitedly, "Mommy, the teacher said I have to brush my teeth EVERY day, or they could get holes!!" Like I had never ever mentioned this!! "The teacher said" became a pretty constant phrase!

I'm glad the light has come on!!
cajunncary
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hope does not disapoint, does it?

And this is what the word does in the hearts and lives of those who receive it with gladness, but most of the time, we are too busy being "grown" to act that excited....I pray that i will never forget to be a child when it comes to being a daughter of God.

rhkpennsylvania
Jun. 13th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Wow!
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