I’m a little behind, but I’ll blame being in England. A few weeks ago, the Ten Things Thursday theme was “Ten Things I want to say to my Kids” (although when I first read it, I saw “Then Things I want my Kids to say”). I reflected on both, so I will share both lists. These are not exhaustive lists, and the latter has some simple words with big thoughts attached.
Ten Things I want to Say to My Kids… Whether daily, nightly, weekly, or whenever, some messages must be reiterated throughout life. Here are the ones I hope to communicate.
God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
God is always there, always listens, and wants to hear your prayers. Pray without ceasing.
Love God first.
Study the Bible.
Work for a living, using your talents wisely.
I love you.
I will do my best to be there and listen anytime you need me.
I am praying for you.
Helping and serving others is not only what God wants, it will also make you a happier, healthier person.
Be courteous, polite, and kind to all you meet.
Ten Things I want my Kids to Say… Some of these are daily, simple things. Some are maybe/definitely still a few years away, but the most important.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and want to be baptized.
I love you.
I want to participate in VBS, short-term missions (or other works of service in the church)