Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
I know! Eavesdropping is rude! But lately, I just can’t seem to help myself! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t make a habit of eavesdropping, but in this situation, it’s hard to keep my ears closed and I’m not sure I want too.
See, every morning, my husband meets with our daughters for 15 minutes each, praying, reading, and discussing Scripture together. I know it’s been an encouraging and sweet time of fellowship for him, but I’m being enriched too!
It’s been such a joy listening in as I prepare breakfast to their prayers for one another, to my husband’s patient, careful instruction, to my girls’ eager (though sometimes sleepy!) participation through their questions, to their simple but often profound insights from the Word.
I listen and pray. I listen and learn. I listen and am often challenged with meaningful application to my own life. Each child has chosen a book of the Bible to study with their father–Hebrews and 1 John. But, it’s also been interesting to see connecting themes from their readings and to meditate on them throughout the morning.
I know at some point, this may be a time closed to Mom, but for now, I think I’ll continue to listen and pray and learn!
*Note: I don’t advocate intentionally listening in to private conversations!