2 Corinthians 12:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Last night I made fish sticks for dinner, it was quick and I was in a hurry trying to get everything done before bedtime. My little one advised me that she didn't like fish sticks. She said she would just eat her tater tots and her veggies. I told her that these were the good kind and she would like these. The only meat that she is eats is fish sticks, she used to like hotdogs too, but the past year she gave those up (yes both are strange choices).

I told her it was just fish sticks, she asked what was in them, I told her fish. She again said she didn't want any. This time I asked her why, and that is when she declared "I don't think God wants us to eat animals." She said it with conviction and who was I to tell her otherwise. This was something on her heart and she was not backing down.

My husband and I smiled at each other, a proud moment when our seven year old made a bold choice of her own accord. So I guess she is now a vegetarian, which I always considered her one with the exception that she occasionally would eat a hot dog or a fish stick. This is great because I mostly cook vegetarian meals. She still is a picky eater, but now with her declaration, I told her she would have to eat more veggies and other stuff.

How long with this last? Only time will tell. But I will be oh so proud if it lasts forever.

I love to see such conviction in our youth. It shows that they are paying attention. And I am one proud mama with a little girl whose big faith, has opened my eyes to see.

Matthew 21:16(NKJV)

16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?”[a]