Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Idea for You

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Last night, the kids and I had a great time with Jesus.
We sat down to read the Bible and pray before they went to bed and I opened my Bible up to Luke 18 - the story about the blind beggar who received his sight. In this story, a blind man was sitting by the road calling out to Jesus as He walked by. Jesus ordered the man to be brought to Him and asked,

"What do you want me to do for you?"
"Lord, I want to see," he replied.
Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

Luke 18:41-43

I read the story and paused for a minute. Then I asked my children, "If you were sitting by the road and Jesus walked by, and He stopped and asked you, 'What do you want me to do for you?' what would you say to Him?"
I'm telliing you, the conversation that ensued delighted my heart as I got a peek into the hearts of my children. I told them how I would reply to that question, too, and then I prayed - asking Jesus to do those things for us.
And I look forward to praising God with them as we see Him meeting these needs in our lives!

Do you read the Bible with your kids? Let me encourage you to read Luke 18:35-43 together and talk about how each of you would answer Jesus' question. Then pray, and have faith, and praise Him together!

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luvmy4sons said...

I always found that verse interesting. Because He obviously KNEW what he wanted...I have talked with my kids about this verse by way of saying that God wants us to put into words our requests of Him. Blessings to you.

Edie said...

What a great idea Karen. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God Bless!

Alisun said...

Yes I have like this verse too, I like the immediate sight restored to the man and the way it can provoke thoughts in me as well.
I have not done this with my kids and I will have to I am curious as to the responses.

Jessica said...

I've actually only read the picture toddler bible to them, but what a great idea to ask questions. I love it!

Cindy said...

I loved sharing Jesus with my children when they were little. Now that they are grown I pray that He will continue to draw them closer to Him.

BTW, I tagged you at my place, but only if you want to participate and have the time.

Amanda said...

That is WONDERFUL Karen!!! I do read a childrens Bible with my kids... but am not quite sure they get it yet. Heres praying it will sink in!!

Great ideas!