Thursday, January 14, 2010

This boy humbles me...

This little first grader humbles me with his love for the Lord!

As we packed up three bags of groceries to take to church for the food pantry, he cried... he wanted us to take more than 5 boxes of cereal. So we added two more boxes to our contribution.

He is the one in our family that always volunteers to pray.

He always wants to go Saturday mornings to serve breakfast with our street ministry.

When he woke up Wednesday morning, he was so excited it was Wednesday. He said it was his favorite day of the week because he has art class and gets to go to church! {Awana is Wednesday nights.}

We have found that having his Awana book at the breakfast table gives us a great time to review verses. Jacob was so motivated to memorize his next 5 verses so he could earn his 4th jewel of the year last night. He was excited to get to the 5th and 6th jewels because they were all about the books of the Old Testament... which he had learned last year when he was memorizing the books of the New Testament. He went to Awana last night determined to earn not one, but three jewels! And he did it! We are so proud of him.

This sweet boy blesses us with his love for the Lord. I pray that his heart will always be tender to God and His will. And I pray that my joy for and trust in the Lord would be as pure and fresh as Jacob's.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
~Matthew 19:14


Jeff said...

What a grest story. Glad to see Awana is impacting his love for God and His Word.

Jenny said...

Way to go Jacob!!!! I know Corban LOVES AWANA too! I love how it motivates my children to learn scripture--hiding God's precious Word in their little hearts!!!!!

Melanie said...

What a godly young man you are raising & what a big heart he has! I am sure God will use him in a mighty way!!
We love Awana, too! I love that the Scripture they are learning will not return void!

Celia Jimenez said...

So sweet! A heart that God delights in!

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