Reading in Proverbs this morning, I came across Proverbs 6:20-23:
20 My son, keep your father's commands
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart forever;
fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For these commands are a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and the corrections of discipline
are the way to life,
Millie and I are trying to be intentional about teaching Grayson, but the hard part (other than the fact that she doesn't totally understand us quite yet) is that our 'commands' are both the things we say and the things we do.
So I say to Grayson that being in the presence of God is better than anything else even though I spend a lot of mornings with my bible closed, watching our horrible local news, complete with rapping traffic girl.
. . . I tell her to have a joyful heart and then complain about only having one bathroom.
. . . I ask her to put others above her self even though I haven't served a Wednesday night at Grace in the three years I've lived here.
. . . I reminder her that all good things are from God and then I anxiously await my CFA results to see how well I did . . . all on my own.
p.s. - regarding that last point, Grayson says that she's pretty sure that all good things come from Bisquick (not God). When I told her that God made wheat > flour > Bisquick, she said "Hallelujah!" . . . not really, more like: "Shwshrrhshw!".