I love books!
I have learned so much from them!
Reading is a lifelong interest to me.
I own so many books, some that I have read
over and over again
and some are just waiting to be opened.
By reading so much over the years,
I have now gained knowledge.
Knowledge is good and helpful when it
applies to situations in life.
But, some knowledge isn't good knowledge to have.
When you look at the bible, there is enough
knowledge in there to keep me busy forever!
While studying the bible, I have learned to have
a good understanding of its principles,
I often find that my knowledge has failed me
when its time to turn what I know into action.
Knowledge must travel from your mind all the way
down into your heart to be truly useful.
Watch your actions and reactions to
see if this is happening in your life.
When our kids irritate us, do we snap
at them or speak a sharp word?
Or do you stop and wait to respond?
If their chores aren't done well and on time,
how do you react?
Do you find the way you act in your home
different than the way you act in church?
Head knowledge is pretty easy to teach your children.
Give them books.
Make some assignments.
They will either get it or they don't!
Heart knowledge is a little more difficult in instill in our children.
But this knowledge is the best by far.
One way to evaluate heart knowledge is to
watch how you treat each other.
Are they polite to others?
Do they follow rules?
It is vital that we make sure that our children not only
know what is right but they do what is right.
We must raise our children of godly character,
not children that are merely filled with facts.
Head knowledge without heartfelt
action is just plain useless!
Knowledge becomes real when we use it!
Teaching our children in such a way is that they know
how to use what they know for the Glory of God.
It humbles me to realize that when I know to do good,
but don't do it, I sin.
I want my children to learn this, too.
Where does your knowledge come from?
In your head or in your heart?
Have a delightful day!!
In His Grace,