Friday, August 17, 2007

Faith-Life Fridays ( August 17, 2007)

Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith.Don't forget to grab the button and to link back to Sheryl's post.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Sweet Pea got a new book recently(well really she got it for her birthday back in January but we are just getting around to reading it) We are trying to read one story in the book a night(there are 50 stories) We are not very far into this since we just started The book is called Little Girls Bible Storybook for mothers & daughters. I'm really enjoying this little book and reading it to Sweet Pea.
The last story we read together was titled Whatever You Say, Dear It was a story of what Noah's wife must have thought. It started out like this....

"You're going to build a what?" Mrs. Noah asked
"an ark," Mr Noah repeated " A boat, my dear A big big boat!"
" A boat? A Boat? where do you get these crazy ideas?"

The story goes on where Noah tells her from God and then all the different crazy things that Noah told his wife they were going to do like bringing in all the animals and stuff and how this just wasn't what she had in mind for her life, but she willingly obeyed.
The little story ended like this.....

"um, did I mention that God is sending a few animals to go in the ark?" Noah mumbled.
"With Us? we're going in a the boat with those wild, smelly animals?" Mrs. Noah wondered.
"We'd better. Flood coming, you know."
Mrs Noah looked at the lions, bears and spiders(did there have to be spiders?) She smiled and took Noah's hand, "Whatever you say, dear."

This book set up to teach little girls how to become women of God, so each little story then gives a little lesson and at the end of this story it says.

Becoming A Woman of God.
A woman of God is obedient.
Mrs. Noah may have been surprised to hear that Mr Noah was going to build an ark and take their family on it. It may not have fit in with her plans, but when she heard that it was Gods command, she obeyed. ......................
............. To obey, we have to put aside our own plans or our own feelings. But it's important to obey because parents, teachers and God want what's best for us.

What an important lesson not only for little girls(and boys) to learn but also for all Christians to learn. God tells us to do or not to do things because HE wants what is best for us.

Sweet Pea left on vacation about 30 minutes ago with my parents(as did Princess and Mr Man)... but I"m looking forward for when she gets back home and we can start back to this wonderful mommy daughter time. The next story we will read is called A Rainbow Promise and the lesson it will teach is that a woman of God is thankful for God's care.

Happy Friday, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


annie said...

What a sweet book!
Hope the kiddos have a blast.

Midlife Mom said...

That sounds like a wonderful book that kids can really get into and understand and have some humor too. It's great to have that time together when you read to them. Priceless, just priceless! :O)

sheryl said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! How often are our thoughts totally with Noah's perspective...and yet, what a God-trusting/honoring woman Mrs. Noah must have been. I love that this book brings out that side of the story.
Thanks for sharing this!

HL said...

What a wonderful book! I agree, some Christians could use this reminder as well. Thanks for sharing with us!

Marz said...

Very nice! Sounds like you definitely get quality time reading the book.
Hope your kids have an awesome time on their vacation!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

What a neat and interesting book. I am going to have to see if I can find that for my girls.

la bellina mammina said...

Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for sharing.

Pinks & Blues said...

That was a beautiful post. Just beautiful. How amazing it is to read about a mother and daughter doing special things with each other, especially reading - and what you are reading.
Thank you for commenting on my 2 Pink Lines story. It is women like you who understand and know exactly what those special moments are like, especially for our beautiful babies who went up to God. I know that that baby sent us my darling Benjamin. I prayed every night for another baby to come... and when he did, it was truly truly the answer to my prayers.
I love your blog... and your 4 children are beautiful!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls