Saturday, September 19, 2009

learning romans 5:5 by jennyhope - SnapMyLife

learning romans 5:5 by jennyhope - SnapMyLife

So....Morgan is playing upward soccer. She is not a huge fan of it yet because the other team won't share the ball. She is all about looking cute in the uniform. She refuses to pull her socks up like the rest of the kids but that is fine with me. It is bugging her daddy to death. Anyway, I thought that this whole upward deal was going to be about me being more intentional about teaching her more memory verses. Kids really are a sponge and we completely underestimate them when we think they are too little to learn something especially if we struggle to. So, I get in BIG trouble for my pride last weekend. Morgan had gotten a jump start on the verse and I had worked out a little song/cheer to teach her the verse: "Only the Lord gives wisdom, knowledge and understanding come from Him." Except I add a lot of exclamation points. So, first game I am all about her getting her sticker since she knew the verse. Yet I was too proud that she knew her verse when she wasn't supposed to. I can be such an idiot. This lady was in the bathroom at church cheering that her kid knew the memory verse (Gen 1:1) and that none of the other kids did.
Well, my inner voice was like come on lady everyone knows that verse and can you scream a little louder that your kid is smarter than everyone else and that you have a prodigy on your hands with her mad memory verse skillz? I was like lady there is a mirror right behind you take a look in it. It was one of those moments where you just knew that she wanted everyone to hear with the volume of her voice.
Well, well, well, what does Jenny do? Um the same thing. Yep! I was just as bad as the chick in the bathroom. 1. I should have rejoiced with her and given some high fives (after they washed their hands) and then 2. taken a look in the mirror myself.
So, I felt like a big idiot as I was so proud that my child was a step ahead with the verses. Then, Rod helped the Holy Spirit out to drive the point home even more. I just wanted to go ahead and get that green sticker to put on her scripture chart.

No but really it is so amazing how sin and pride creep up in us and manifest themselves making you only look foolish! Oh what a fun lesson.

So, tonight I was trying to teach her visually by the pic above. We poured water into the heart representing Gods love and filled the heart with Gods love.

"God has poured out His love to fill our hearts..."
I hope it takes.

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Toknowhim said...

If I really thought about it, I probably have at least one of the moments everyday... But I am glad for them because I have a huge bent toward pride, and this keeps me humble...even though I know I should be humbled so much more than I am...

Thanks for sharing today...

ocean mommy said...

I love you girl. You are such a good mommy. :) And I can't tell you the number of times I've done that exact same isn't pretty.

See you in a couple of weeks!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenny,
I am doing Breaking Free with a group here in Pell City. Do you have notes posted from last year from the taping of the newer version? My mother had surgery which prevented me from going. I'm wondering if it's a lot different from the older version.