Dear Happy Buddy,
Yesterday you did something that I will never forget.
Yesterday you did something that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Yesterday you had a conviction.
Things were not going well.
I had said it was time for your nap (which also meant it was time for Mommy’s nap :-)) and you bolted from the room shouting NOOOOO.
I felt tired.
I wasn’t sure I had the energy to do the right thing and shepherd the defiant spirit – redirect your precious heart to His ways.
I asked God for strength.
The house was still for several minutes.
Then suddenly you were at my side, following me quietly as I put the trucks in the bin and the books back on the shelf.
And then you were right in front of me.
Your arms raised.
I picked you up, sensing that the moment was somehow bigger than the two of us.
That something profound and special was happening.
Because when I picked you up, I knew that you had had a conviction.
That the Holy Spirit had moved in your heart to obey.
I didn’t have to come and get you, screaming and kicking your way to the bedroom.
I didn’t have to talk through the consequences of your actions.
Because you listened to God.
You are learning to love Him and obey Him and surrender your will in exchange for His –
Because He knows what’s best.
I am so proud of you, Happy Buddy.
Mommy loves you.
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation…” 2 Corinthians 7:10