Psalm 127:3-4 (MSG) says,
"Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth."
My obedience, trust, and faith in God lived out, live and in color has already began to set the example for them. They will be able to draw from the strength and courage that God has bestowed upon me to accomplish extraordinary things.
One thing that sticks out so vividly in my mind, is hearing Joshua say, "Momma I wish you could eat lunch with me and pick me up from school everyday." That statement from a 5 year old can really tug a momma's heart strings! I began to wonder how can I make that happen.
It's amazing how God intricately alines our lives. That's why it is essential to life to know what God has purposed for you. God had opened a few doors of opportunity for me. Each one of these opportunities were in sync with what God has called me to do. So I decided to take the LEAP.
Now between loads of laundry, I look for legacy moments. Instead of rushing to fold the clothes so that I could move on to the next task, I take the time to teach my daughter Victoria how to fold a towel and match mates to socks. Instead of just being UFC referee for the Murdock Showdowns, I teach them what it means to respect & love each other.
Our children are a gift from God, not burdens. We must take time from our busy lives and ensure that our "arrows" when released will hit the mark. Loving and caring for our children is one of the main ways we honor God and share in the building of His kingdom.