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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Praying Scripture

   There are many beautiful prayers in the Bible and the book of Psalms is an especially great book to read when you use scripture in your prayers, just ask my five year old...
   This particular child of mine is very, very  s...l...o...w... ;). As in, the girl doesn't believe in being in a hurry. It's not that she can't, she started reading at four and I was willing to wait until she was six or seven! And you should have seen her hurry when Tanya's family showed up and she was in the middle of folding some towels ;). When it comes right down to it you don't have to remind her to stop and smell the roses but you just might have to remind her that she's supposed to be watering them a couple of times before it gets done ;). Many times in the past I have had to pull her aside and tell her how blessed she is that God has given her such a naturally calm and patient personality, but that it could become a weakness instead of a strength if she doesn't learn to apply herself when necessary. That said, I learned two things the other night during devotions:
1) She realizes she needs to be working on this particular part of her character
2) She is listening during family Bible time
We were reading Psalm 119 and had gotten to verse 156...Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgements...
At that we heard a sigh and Tori saying to herself, "I need to pray that...". So cute :).

3 comments:

  1. Lilyofthevalley4May 20, 2007 at 4:58 PM

    How sweet... It must have been encouraging for you too. :)

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  2. That is really cute :)

    marie

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  3. It was very encouraging :). I get a giggle everytime I picture her sweet, serious little face saying it :). Thanks for the comments ladies!

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