His word, hidden in their hearts
I'm linking this up over at Kate Motaung's for Five Minute Friday. Every week a one-word writing prompt is given and writers have five minutes to share.
This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
As a parent we obviously we want our children to grow up making good and healthy choices. We pray for them to follow God and trust in His ways. When they are young we are there to guide them and stop them from harmful behavior but what about when they grow and we aren't around to help them set boundaries?
Psalm 119:11 says that by hiding His word in your heart it will keep you from sinning. My goal as a mom is to help my children build up a storage of God's truths in their hearts that they can turn to His word when temptations arise. I want them to have access to all the love and grace that God offers when they do make a mistake. I want their heart so full of God's words that there is no room for the world's lies to take root.
My kids are still young so I don't know how I've done with this yet. I know they tell me that they pray in their heads as they walk to the lunch room. I've heard from their teachers that they play well with everyone and often try to include those that are sitting out alone. I pray as the years go on that I see more and more of the truth that we've helped hide in their hearts bear fruit and keep them from sinning.