My son said to me this morning, “Mom, adults don’t need God’s help as much as kids do, because they already know what to do.” After thinking about that for a moment—that common, natural misperception of what it means to be grown up, I replied, “Hmm. Actually, the more responsibility I have as I grow up, the more I need God to help me and shape me.” As it turns out, those led by the most knowledge don’t always win.
The words we speak and the words we allow to attach to or “label” our identities are powerful in affecting how we live our lives. The only words that should characterize our identities in Christ are words of Kingdom qualities and truth.
I love praise and worship! Whether in the midst of community or in the privacy of my own car, there’s nothing like pouring your heart out to God and reminding yourself of His goodness, why you love Him, and how much He loves you. However, I have had those moments when I’m worshipping from the depths of my heart and I hear inside myself, “Do you really mean that? Do you really understand the words you are singing, and do you really believe them?”
I’ve been guilty of losing faith in the effectiveness of God’s Word. I didn’t realize it—I had been looking for solutions in many good ways and people, and focused more on problem solving and acting, rather than trusting God to act as I agreed with His Word. When I sought Him one day for our son, as I had many times before, and said, “I know You have the solution for this, and I know that you’ve already made it available, just help me to see it,”
Epigenetics: How Our Thoughts and Choices Are Affecting the Hearts, Minds, and Well-Being of Our Children
Whether or not a child is old enough to fully understand the truths being spoken over them and to them—even in the womb, these truths being laid as a foundation from the beginning not only affect their understanding, leading to their life choices, but also their very genetics.