A lesson intended for my kids that ended up for me. Yesterday early in the morning the first thing I heard, was not the singing of the birds.... it was the boys arguing..... Not the right noise to start my day. So as I heard them, I went to the kitchen and just stood in front of them without saying anything. I just looked at the way they were talking to each other. As soon as they saw me, they immediately stopped. Then I asked them: Why did you stop?... the answer was obvious, they knew they were not being kind or polite to each other, they knew they were doing something I would not accept. But their answer was very appropriate: because you were looking at us. So the big lesson of the day was: The fool says in his heart, there is no God. I started my lesson with: " You obviously did not believe God was watching you, because if you really believed that, you would have controlled your tongue. In your heart, you said, there is no God, I can behave the way I want to behave, I can do as I please and whatever I feel at the moment, since no one is here to see me.... and your actions were foolish as a result."
As I am saying this to my kids and I'm hearing my own words, made realize that I myself many times say in my heart "there is no God". I do and say things without controlling my tongue. If I really believed God was watching me all the time... I would answer to my husband in a very different way, I would spend my time a differently, I would control my emotions and my temper, I would do many things a lot different, maybe with that same attitude my kids had when they saw me... they kept quiet. They stopped their foolish behaviour and helped me realize again how much my heart needs the Lord. How I need this simple lessons from the every day life to work in me and in the heart of my kids.
In Psalm 14:1 says "The fool says in his heart, there is no God." And in Prov. 9:10 it says "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom". If I fear the Lord, believing in my heart that God is right there watching me, I would fear Him enough to have more self control, and my actions would reflect not a foolish behaviour but a wise God pleasing attitude.
May God help me.