Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

As a part of our homeschool curriculum, we study character qualities. The current character quality is humility. In health we discussed how the bladder exhibits humility in its function. We talk about what humility is and what it is not (antonyms).

My son is a part of the Adventurer Program and as a fundraiser, the club is having a fashion show. The club practiced on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening my son said that he did not want to participate in the fashion show. My first thought was that something had happened. Maybe he had gotten into a disagreement with one of the other little boys. Upon further questioning, he said that he did not believe that Jesus would be in a fashion show. He said that when he posed in the clothes he felt that he was being showy. Immediately I tried to imagine Jesus showing off His clothes. Wow, not good fit.

I was filled with emotion. My 8 year old son, recognizes pride when he experiences it and has the courage to stand against it. My prayer is that I will be bold enough (through Christ strength) to stand for the things I believe in.

May God continue to give me the strength and wisdom to teach my children to be like Daniel. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8


  1. What a "heart proud" moment. That is awesome. May he continue to reflect Jesus throughout all of his life! Thanks for sharing. It is encouraging. We need to hear about and see present day Daniels and Esthers!

  2. Dare to be a Daniel! Dare to stand alone, dare to have a purpose firm, dare to make it known!

  3. WOW! I am speechless...and in awe. That is wonderful to exihibit such courage at such a young age...to go against what is popular...even in the church.
    Yes, thanks for sharing.

  4. Kudos to your son! What an amazing character trait to be developing. :)

  5. Oh, thanks for sharing this! What strength of character, may your boy continue to grow.

  6. It's a beautiful thing when our teaching becomes their conviction!!!!

  7. Marci-Yes I was very proud to know that all that I am teaching is actually sinking in!

    Ann-I love that song!

    Tonya- I know right. My children humble me.

    Cassandra-He is amazingly strong. It is clear to me that God has great things for Him. I continue to pray that his strength will grow accordingly

    Daniele-Thanks! My prayer exactly!

    Tracey-yes indeed. Makes every moment worth it.


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