We are having the pleasure to spend this week with our son Levi II, and Amy, and the adorable Miss Eisley (youngest Granddaughter) in Oregon. First an update on Levi II. He is comfortably recuperating at home since Sunday. He has his first doctors appointment next week since being released from the hospital. His spirits are great and he appears to be regaining his strength a little at a time. Just being home and Eisley saying “come on daddy” has to help. She is a ball of energy and never seems to quit until she konks out from exhaustion. She is too much fun for her Poppie to watch. She is just too cute!!!
From the day that she was born, every day, Levi or Amy have read to her from the Bible. We were in their home just a few days after her birth and Levi would bring her downstairs and read a chapter to her. It really has been quite impressive and heart-touching to me as a parent and grandparent. Levi and Amy are clearly heeding our Lord’s words from Deuteronomy 6:5-7
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
First, we ourselves are to love The Lord our God supremely with all of our hearts. If we don’t as parents, the command to teach our children will not occur but perhaps sporadically. Our children are to see, and recognize and know that our love for God is second place to none.
If we the parents do truly love God preeminently the Word of God will come forth from our lips naturally. There will be that instant reflection from Scripture about almost everything that we see and hear and experience throughout the day and night if we truly know His Word ourselves. We are to speak of these things to our children throughout the waking hours. They will see first-hand that all of life revolves around our majestic God and His Word.
The Psalmist revealed: “I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).
Miss Eisley is well on her way to hiding the Word in her little heart. I was so thrilled to learn that at 22 months she already knows all of the words to the so called “Lord’s Prayer” (Matthew 6:9-13). She is already hiding the Word of God in her heart. Such a joy and what a lifetime treasure for her.
My prayer for Eisley is that God will raise her up to be a Deborah like woman for her generation and the one to follow should The Lord not return sooner. This is also my earnest prayer for all of my children and grandchildren that God will use each of them for His glory.
Thank you Levi, Amy, and Miss Eisley for the great visit. We love you all dearly!!!!!