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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The best gift.

I love home videos. I think that might be the reason why I have such a love for photography, because you are capturing that one moment in time so you will never forget it. I often think about the videos I'm recording of Selah. Will she watch them all the time like I do? Will she be nostalgic just like me?

We found some old home movies a few months ago from when I was a toddler, videos we had never seen before! It was so sweet seeing me as a little girl and seeing how Selah resembles me-even though I'd still say she looks so much like her daddy! ;) There was one particular video where I was raising my hands up in the air and my mom said , "praise Jesus!" and then she would say it again, "Praise Jesus, Sarah!" and I'd raise my hands in the air again! A two year old giving praise to the King of Kings! I love it!
  Deuteronomy 6:6-9 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."

Seeing that video encouraged me to plant seeds into Selah's life early. I know for sure that those small seeds that my mama planted on the inside of me grew my faith from that tender, early age. It helped me grow into the woman of God I am today.

I want the words and example I speak to Selah to take hold in her life. I want them to be real life Jesus encounters so she will never question her faith! That's my prayer for my sweet girl.
But I need to be an example to my children first! I need to make time to get into The Word in the morning. I want them to see me meditate on these precious words that are LIFE AND MEDICINE to our flesh! I want His words to flow from my mouth without hesitation, without self consciousness. To know who I am in Christ, which will in turn teach my children who they are in Christ! That's one of the best gifts I can give!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, planting those early seeds is a huge benefit to our kiddos! I know my mom planted them in me too, and I'm trying to teach my kids about Jesus from a young age too, even if they don't quite understand yet. Also, her pigtails are adorable!