I thought "do my kids repeat what I say?" Do I want them to repeat what I say? Am I setting a good example for them? As I pondered this, I began to realize that, I DO want them to learn from me. I understand that there are outside influences in their lives. To be honest, I try to influence and direct those influences when I can. Some instances I can (youth group) and some instances I can't (school). But ultimately their foundation is set at home. I (and my husband) have the responsibility to be do-ers. I desire they repeat what I do considerably more than what I desire they repeat what they see at school.
My kids are going to repeat and learn from someone. I want that someone to be their dad and me.
I'm thankful for this reminder this morning. I know God was reminding me of this when I took the time to listen. Listen to the birds and also listen to God.