To Read on the Journey

Friday, October 26, 2012

Let it Sink In (Day 26)

For 31 days I am writing to my children
my future grandchildren, great, and all my great-grandchildren.

It's 7:45 a.m., my oldest is ready for school. We will leave for the bus in 20 minutes. In the meantime he is beside me on the love seat.  He cuddles. His 14yr old arms are not "too cool" to be wrapped around me.  

The girls, on the couch, are still in their jammies- a luxury of home schooling. Josie is covered in a cozy blanket, snuggled up in Emilie's lap.  Emilie is running her fingers through Josie's hair. 

I read half a chapter of Voyage of the Dawn Treader aloud. I know they'd rather be doing anything else, but I need this time before I blink and life pulls us in different directions. 

After some C.S. Lewis, I grab The Message, flip open to pour a bit of the Word into them; to pray it over them. 

"Stay with what you heard from the beginning, the original message.  Let it sink into your life. If what you heard from the beginning lives deeply in you, you will live deeply in both Son and Father. This is exactly what Christ promised: eternal life, real life! 
I've written to warn you about those who are trying to deceive you. But they're no match for what is embedded deeply within you- Christ's anointing, no less! You don't need any of their so called teaching.  Christ's anointing teaches you the truth on everything you need to know about yourself and him, uncontaminated by a single lie. Live deeply in what you were taught. 
And now, children, stay with Christ. Live deeply in Christ. 
From 1 John 2, The Message 

This is my prayer for you today. Let God's Message sink into your life, Live deeply in Christ, and find that you really live! I pray in the Saving Name, Jesus, Amen. 

Live in Peace, 

Day 20 & 21- O I Need Thee 
Day 22- I Know Day 
Day 23- Tangible God


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

such an important lesson, denise! let His message *sink in*... nothing could be better!!

Jessica Johnson said...

So true. I hate blinking. This whole motherhood thing moves WAY too fast.