Julia and her site words...
Yesterday was just like any other day...we went to MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) in Englishtown from 9:30-12pm), came home for lunch with daddy, (he made tuna pita sandwiches with cheese and beans...Julia's favorite) and then we all headed to play in the basement while dad sent out some emails. I turned on Disc 2 of Your Baby Can Read and Julia played with her dolls while Mark and I played on the floor.
Well, about 15 minutes into the video, especially during Old McDonald, Julia started watching exclusively and copying all the words. Then came the end of the video where they review the words on the screen and the narrator does not prompt the child with the answer. The word play flashed on the screen and immediately Julia yelled out, "Play!" while doing the sign language for it with her hands! We stopped and looked at eachother amazed.
I said, "Honey, she just said Play!!!" She just read the word!! John, stopped the DVD and replayed the word, and we asked Julia, what does that say, "Play!" she repeated...we whooped and hollered and she loved it! Who wouldn't love praise, right?
Then a few seconds later the same thing happened with the word sit! And this time we replayed it several times to see if we had heard correctly and she began bending her knees to show us, (hey guys I said sit, see, sit!) it was so funny! We hugged and cheered. What a smarty we have!
Then, this morning I was thinking, you know what, I bet that is what it is like in heaven with the Lord. When He sees us learn something new from His Word, and do what is right, there must be a huge celebration. For He is our father, and we are His children. He loves us the way we as parents love our children and get so excited when they learn something new!
Lord, I pray today I can make you celebrate and smile when I do what is right and when I learn from you! I know you want me to grow just the way Julia is growing each day. You don't want us to stay baby Christians constantly needing the same milk, you want us to grow and move on and learn new things. Help me to not have to be taught the same lesson again and again, but to choose what is right the first time. I want to grow in you! I want you to celebrate over me!!!
Hebrews 5: 12-14 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen!