A Note From Kat: This is a guest post from my sweet friend Lara Williams. If I had a short list of people who inspire me, she would be on it.
My youngest says “actually” and “let’s not freak out.” My oldest sits down at her desk to write books. And my middle, well, he enjoys watching cooking shows.
It’s so cliche. But these little ones we trip over and clean up after say and do what we say and do. They glean from what they see in us. They repeat our words and follow our steps. They notice our passions and often love what we love.
The most effective way for me to teach them to love one another is to have love flowing from my hands and lips. To inspire them to care for the needy and pray for the hurting, I have to be burdened for those who’ve been cast aside. But it has to be real. They can sense a fraud.
It’s so easy to get distracted from the “main thing” in our fast-paced, stuff-filled world. The main thing — love my God and love those around me. I don’t want to pass on a mediocre faith to these young ones watching my every move. I want them to observe a passionate faith that sets my feet to action.
So it causes me look deep within and honestly ask myself, “What would they say I’m passionate about? What or whom would they say I love?”
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