Yesterday, I told CJ that I had purchased some Bible studies for tweens so that she & I could work on one together this summer. She picked one out last night, and immediately dove in. She got so excited, she asked if she could put her study materials on the table where I keep mine. She disappeared to her room and came back with a pencil, pen, 2 highlighters, and a notebook to go with her Bible and study book. She was going to make it all fit alongside my things, but I happily relinquished my spot so that she could have one.
She set her alarm 15 minutes early. My heart nearly burst when she told me she wanted to get up this morning to read the Word, so that she could think about it all day.
I could feel our Father smiling at us having church on a Monday morning: me on one sofa with my prayer journal in hand, R on the other with his Sunday School lesson before him, and CJ in the recliner reading the Word and jotting down notes. It was one of the most tender, sacred moments I have ever experienced in my life.
Tonight may be a different story. After all, CJ is 9 1/2 and as full of attitude as she is hormones. But I will savor today as one when I saw the glory of God revealed.
If you're interested in the studies (for girls only), you can click here. This is the one CJ picked. This author has a series of study books that have fiction companion books. I don't have the fiction books yet, but I'm ordering them this week.