I am so excited about Daniel’s little heart at the moment.  I guess this is one reason why I know it is going to be worth my while really working on issues in his life – he so wants to grow and do the right thing at the moment.  His heart is in a great place.

 

We are having issues during church with him wanting an activity sheet that is suitable for older kids.  He can’t do the activity and if he takes one then an older child misses out.  I don’t want this to happen so we have been making him realise that these older kids come first and he needs to wait to see if there are any left over, in the meantime he gets a colouring in sheet.

 

This week I took him out of church and gave him time to get his heart right.  I decided to sit out and let this happen rather than go through the motions without any result every Sunday!   I love it when you can see a changed heart on their faces – it makes me wonder about my own face at times!!  So we went back in, heart changed, but apparently not, as soon as he saw the activity sheet again he went to react.  I cautioned him and he pulled himself together.

 

A few moments later he said, “Can I go outside”.  Well, No!!  “I really need to go outside and do something.”  No… what do you need to do?  I was really curious as this was really out of character even for him.  “I want to pray”.  Oh…. What do you say to this…. Obviously as an adult I know that you can pray wherever you are but is he comfortable with that?  Okay you can go and pray.

 

Then I got suspicious…this is Daniel we are talking about… so I went out to find him starting to pray but then he got distracted.  So I pulled him back on track – he wanted me to turn my back as he didn’t want anyone seeing him.  The look of peace on his face when he finished praying was just so worth it.  We went back into church, hand in hand, for him to sit happily colouring in. 

 

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