Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Heart Like Our King

For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 samuel 16:7

God has blessed me with 3 children, a 7 year old girl and 2 boys ages five and two.  I adore and love them all; however, my personality is more suited with the quiet, calmer, doll playing, coloring type.  So when we found out we were having our second boy I just laughed and said God must have a sense of humor.   

While raising my boys has been a stretch for me since I don’t like allowing them to do anything they can get hurt doing, I have so enjoyed the Lords guidance in raising them to be little godly disciples.  Recently while reading “The Jesus Storybook Bible” the Lord gave me a wonderful illustration for my 5 year old, who loves showing us his big muscles.  

The bible story was based on Samuel going to the house of Jesse looking for the next king.  It basically said to be a God appointed king you don’t have to be the tallest or the strongest or even look like a king, you only have to have a heart like our KING, full of love.  So while my son may want to look big and strong and seem tough, which is totally fun, it has been a great learning experience to share with him what God adores in him and that is a heart full of love and compassion for others. 

Lord Jesus I pray for all these mammas reading this blog to have wisdom while training their children about Your ways and how they are so different from the world.  I pray for patience when a situation arises that gives us the opportunity to turn our children from the world towards You.  We love you Lord!  Amen!   

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News.  Our purpose is to please God not people.  He alone examines the motives of our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:4


  1. What a great post- I am going to buy that bible for my little guy next- thanks Fran!!

  2. Awesome post!! -Jen Parras

  3. Great blog friend! Thanks for sharing. It was nice to "hear" your voice in the words and "see" your great smile.