I’m participating in this challenge that my friend Dana Bailey put out to all of us moms. This post tells the purpose and instructions for how to participate:
As a mom, I know that I focus too much on all the wrong things my kids do and miss out on all the right things they do. I get frustrated with chores not done or with their disobedience. When I only see their sin, I miss out on the blessing that my children really are.
Genesis 1:31 says, “Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way.” (NLT)
I love how that is worded, “excellent in every way”…. Our children are excellent in every way, in spite of how they act at times. They were made in Gods’ image and he said his creation is excellent.
Do you think your kids are excellent? I know that there are many times that I don’t see them as excellent.
I want you to join me in 30 Days of Excellent in Every Way in September.
Years ago, the Lord impressed on me the importance of letting my kids know that I think they are excellent. I began making a special effort in showing my kids either by my words or my actions that I think they are wonderful!
This is what you do, if you want to join me. For the month of September:
1. Pray & ask God to show you ways in which your kids are excellent. If you are like me, you may have a child that is more difficult than others. This is the child that you need really need to focus on. Pray for that child & ask God to show you how that child is excellent.
2. Keep a journal if you like of what the Lord shows you about your kids. If you have a blog, blog about it & send me your link!
3. At least once a day, post a status on face book about how one of your children was excellent. Don’t use their name if you don’t want to, especially if they are on face book.
4. Invite your friends. Ask your mom friends to join us.
5. Use excellent words with your children. Tell them when you catch them doing something wonderful. Compliment them. Build them up with your positive, encouraging words!
I am inviting you to do this with me to keep me accountable! Plus I can’t wait to see how the Lord moves in my heart towards my attitude toward my children.
I think Dana has a great idea. It takes praying for them a step further. We are walking out our love for them. Sometimes we take for granted that they know that we love them. But I need words of affirmation, and I know that they do, too.
Today I woke up to one of my daughters fixing breakfast for everyone. Sausage and eggs and choices of different types of toast or bagels. It was delicious! She did it of her own accord. She didn’t act like it was a burden or expect accolades. She humbly fixed breakfast and quietly served us all with a pure heart.
I’m so proud of her. It’s not the first time she has done such a thing. I’m very grateful for a daughter who serves with such a sweet attitude.
If you would like to participate, go to Dana’s blog or find this group on Facebook.