Proverbs 22:6
Days leading up to my daughter’s first day of kindergarten, we talked about what her first day would look like. I would take her to school, greet her teacher, and give her a hug and kiss goodbye. It was all set…However, plans changed the day before when Madelyn told me she wanted to ride the bus. My first thought was to coax her and give her good reasons why she should let me take her to school, but I didn’t. Instead I asked, “Why?” She said, “I want to check it out and see what it’s like.” How could I deny her the experience and opportunity to do so? After all, did I want my daughter to be confident, fearless and independent? Absolutely! Although her decision tugged at my heart, I knew I had to say, “Yes” to the bus. Every day I tell my children to make good choices and she was doing just that. “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) I asked God to provide provisions for the bus ride. I made sure her older siblings sat with her and I followed the bus. As parents, it is our job to teach our children. May God meet us where we are at in the training process. Allow Him to equip us with careful instruction and discipline so they will mature into God confident children. Every now and then, may we see glimpses of the training progress; just like I did the day she chose the bus. – Melissa Lundy

devo 9-12-14