If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so I may know You and continue to find favor with You. Exodus 33:13 NIV
It's a new experience for me. And kinda scary.
All of a sudden (it seems, anyway), my daughter has been more interested in spiritual things. In God. In His Word.
She's been asking questions about heaven and crowns and hay and stubble and circumcision. She's begun, without prompting from anyone, using a Bible in a year plan, reading His Word for about fifteen minutes a day. She's purposely and deliberately seeking to do His will.
It's amazing to watch God work in my daughter. And sometimes I have no idea what to say to her.
Because I didn't have questions of that nature until I was in my thirties – and she is eight. The language I heard is, well, a bit complicated for her.
She's been saved for a bit, but only recently seems to be “owning” her faith. And it has been such a blessing to me and the rest of our family.
I'm learning, through my daughter, how to be a spiritual mentor. How to disciple. How to encourage a new(er) believer in her faith.
Sometimes I feel inadequate in this role. I'm sure we all do (hope so, anyway!). I didn't learn this stuff as a child. My parents weren't mentors to me in Christ (mostly because I was raised Jewish).
But all is not lost – for my HEAVENLY Father has been training, preparing, and equipping me for this role in my and my daughter's life. And He will guide me through this new adventure.
As my daughter grows, so will I. Despite my relatively recent foray into Christianity and lack of childhood training, Christ will lead both of us in the Truth.
And whatever your new, and possibly scary, experience might be, He will do the same. He always provides.