Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Teaching Moments

Have you ever had one of those teaching moments with your children or a friend that you let slip right through your fingers?  Isaiah 28:10, 13 says line upon line, precept upon precept.  It is a lot easier to get frustrated, and maybe even say things we regret later, than being willing to address the circumstance with a Godly attitude and capture a potential teaching moment.  Monday morning God reminded me of this very thing as I became frustrated, and He had to capture the moment for me.  One of my daughters, who is not a morning person got up late (well I have to take my share of the responcibility, I woke her up 10 min. late), and as result she missed the bus while two of my other children rode off to school.  I had just read to my girls, a passage of scripture, as is our morning routine.  The passage I read from, Proverbs 22:1 says that a good name and favor is better than silver or gold.  Well in the frey I became frustrated, it was messing with my early morning routine, because now I had to take her to school.  As we are riding along we began talking and I had cooled off, and I was suddendly hit with the reality that here I was with my precious daughter for 20 minutes, with a golden opportunity for conversation and a teaching moment.  WOW, did the Holy Spirit ever make me feel about an inch high.  Don't miss teaching moments!  Capture every opportunity to give a life principle line upon line and precept upon precept.  Teaching moments are provided by God.