June 2, 2008

Such Sweetness

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.


Mary said...

My son and I just started a study of the Old Testament last week. It's the first time we've done something like this together and he's very into it. Last week was an overview of the area of Palestine and how the OT is set up in groupings of history, law, etc. Tonight we start with Genesis 1 and he's very excited about that. There is nothing better than watching your child get excited about God.

Alyce said...

Great! What a wonderful way to begin the week!
I was overjoyed inside yesterday when I noticed Cam searching her Bible for the scriptures on her Sunday School sheet. Even though it was during worship, it still meant a lot!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Oh that is such a wonderful blessing! I'm excited to read about what you two learn together.

godlover said...

What an incredible blessing for a Monday morning.

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Chris @ Come to the Table said...

It these moments that carry us through the other ones. ;)

Remember, she is only modeling what she sees, her mom and dad's love of God's Word. :)

Lisa Spence said...

Such sweetness, indeed!

Jill said...

Wow! That's wonderful! I hope she continues to love it and be so enthusiastic.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. Thanks for the link. I don't have tweens now, but I will one day!

Heather C said...

What a precious moment... glory revealed indeed! Not by chance... by purposeful parenting. What a blessing! :) Thanks for sharing!


Unknown said...

This is just what I need! I've been trying to think about what to do with Amanda.

And Amen to the 9 1/2 and full of hormones. I'm with you in that boat. For about the last 6 months she's so exasperated with us all!

Cindi said...

Precious post. Oh, to see our children hunger for the Lord.... what is better?

And thanks so much for saying a "hello" on my blog....new here, with much to learn.

Anonymous said...

We LOVE Ms Rue's books!!! This companion series to Lily is wonderful! When is what time to go over a few female issues with my older daughter, we loved the Body Book! What a great Christian way to explain the body w/o giving more information than needed. (Speaking of which, it's about time that I do this book again with our younger daughter. She's 10.)
Faithgirlz! also has GREAT devotion books for girls. These can be found at CBD, too!
So glad that I stopped by!