The night before my flight, Daddy Steve watched Joshua go through the mobile bible app and really engaged on the stories of the bible. Joshua talked about Jesus being nailed on the cross because of our sins. He also spoke openly how he asked sorry from the Lord for his disobedience. Then Joshua said, “I told Jesus I’m sorry for not obeying. I fight mommy, I fight daddy, I fight Anna, I fight Yaya. And then, Jesus said, “it’s okay Joshua”.
I had to drive down that truth. Jesus has paid on the cross all our sins. So when we confess to Jesus, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins (1John1:9). It’s the humility to confess that is most important. Steve was looking at his 3 year old little preacher Joshua explaining further that because Jesus is in his heart, he has power. I honestly enjoy listening and discussing about Jesus and the bible to Joshua because he loves the stories and he does practical applications from it.
That Sunday, Steve and I were in church and the message was about LOVE and about being intentional about forgiveness and being intentional in mentoring and discipling our children. Then my husband told me, “You do that well babe. You disciple our children. Thank you. I’m not sure how to do it, but you do it really well.” I looked at my husband a little surprised that he said that. But that encouraged me so much as a wife and as a mother. Those sweet words were so sweet.
Before I left we were all on the bed, and my husband, my son Josh and daughter Anna all laid hands and prayed for me and for the success of my study mission in Hawaii. All their words and prayers were sweet honey to my soul. It is such an encouragement for me to have the love and support of my family.
Now, I will be gone for about 9 days. I’m missing every one of them so much. But with my family backing me up, I am a mommy ready and inspired!