Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A word about diligence from the mouth of a 13 year old

One of the kiddo's assignments today was to pick a verse about diligence and to pray over it, asking the Lord to show her something about it just for her.

She chose Proverbs 12:27:

The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.

I thought that was pretty good.

So I asked her what precious means. She said that it means something you guard closely. She continued to say that the Lord showed her that without diligence, goals are pointless. Such as her saving up for a guitar, she can go ahead and get the guitar, but if she doesn't diligently study and practice playing it, it's useless.

Awesome. :)


  1. That is awesome! When our children learn about hard work, diligence, perseverance, and passion and set about to practice it, that is truly a blessing...

  2. It is awesome, but what's even more awesome to me is to look into the eyes of a child that has just received a word from the Lord! Just yesterday my 14 year old son came into the room and shared a word God had just given him - I was blown away. What a gift that was for me; my treasure for the day! Love these moments and these stories. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Glory to God, Pat!

    It's such an amazing thing to see, you're right! The pure look of amazed, joyful astonishment does a mom's heart good!