There are so many frightening things going on in the world today.
So many lies disguised as truths and I've been fighting a battle with myself
to stay alert and to keep myself in The Word.
It has been challenging and I am so very behind on my Bible In A Year plan
but I keep plugging through because I know that I need to know the Truth.
But so does my child.
I've been wanting to incorporate a set bible time into our days with Rooney
but honestly, it has been daunting.
Do I read a children's bible daily? Do I read a daily children's devotion?
Do I focus on certain stories? Do I read straight from the unwatered down Word of God?
How do I make it engaging? How do I hold her attention? Should I incorporate projects?
And while I've been waiting to figure it all out, the world has been eager to come after her soul.
So I cleared our catch-all kitchen nook table (on my husbands suggestion), told her to grab her bible, and gathered some paper and colored pencils.
She grabbed the bible she got for her baptism years ago.
A real, grown up bible.
Which to be honest, scared me.
I've been reading cover to cover in my own and there is some hard stuff to hear.
There are some words I am not sure I am ready to explain to her.
But we opened it up and I read through Genesis chapter one
while she colored the earth and the sky.
To be honest, it didn't go great.
Just the one chapter was hard for her not to wiggle and talk through.
And all my questions seemed to frustrate her more than they helped her learn.
But we still read, and I still asked.
What was it that God said before He called something into creation?
Why do we color the earth green and blue?
What things do we see outside that are green and blue?
What did God say about His creation?
Do you know what it means to be "made in God's image?"
What do male and female mean?
We made it through chapter one and called it a day.
And already I have more ideas as we move forward.
Once again the wisdom seems to follow those first steps, not precede them.
We will sit here again tomorrow and the next day
and continue to pray over this child, these words, and this time.