Friday, May 18, 2012

{Teach Them to Know} God as a Creative Gift Giver

I sat on the lawn with my eldest & youngest girls.
These ones didn't nap.
Together we three shell fava beans.
Scott & I eagerly await the arrival of fava beans into our farm share box every spring.
Today was the day.

Gillian told me she was glad to quit whatever she was doing in order to do work with me.
She does thrive on time together, working with hands.
Painting, cleaning, cooking, sculpting, penmanship - 
if I am focused on doing it, she is happy to be focused to.
She pauses from her her chatter to say a heartfelt, "I love you, Mom."

We chat about how there are so many different kinds of beans.
More than a thousand, maybe?  
God is so creative to make so many different kinds of beans for us.
Gillian says, "I'm creative, too!"  
I tell her that is because God made her to be like Him.  
He created her in His image. And He made her creative.
She gives an emphatic, "yes!"

Gods creativity is a gift to us.  All the different things He made, in all their amazing variety, that is all a gift.
And He giving us the ability to create is a gift, too.
I tell my girl to use the gift well.
And that God loves to gives good gifts to His children.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father..."  
James 1:17

I don't pretend to be an expert on teaching my children about who God is. 
But, I am going to give it my best shot.  Can we all encourage & inspire each other?  
Will you link up a blog post with us, sharing a way you were able to teach another to know more about who God is?
I want my children, first & foremost, to know who God is, 
the only One who can fully know them.
Join the link list below by adding the url for your blog post 
& be sure to link back here from your post.

I am linking up with Heather @ b. rooted - we Found a good gift from God in Fava Beans.


Nicola said...

I love this. Your girls working with you on a little project. It's such a blessing when I girls do the same thing.

Janelle said...

I'm dying to know what you do with the favs beans!! Please share!

Unknown said...

Isn't it amazing how working with your hands can bring so much beautiful conversation and peace?

Stephanie said...

What do you do with fava beans? I've never eaten them.