Fireflies: Moments: Significant & Free!         

Feb 4, 2012

Moments: Significant & Free!

It happens at least once a day around our home.  We instruct our kids to apologize to each other, or to one of us, or we find ourselves apologizing to them.  At the heart of it is always the same thing...  Someone treated the other in a way that didn’t show honor and love.  

Years ago my husband and I were talking about what we wanted more than anything else to instill in our kids.  We summed it up to two things.

            They would know their significance and that they would be free.  

Lanise Santala and her daughter, Mariah
Mariah has three older brothers.
When we teach them that they are created in the imagine of God; full of purpose and love, to the extent that God laid down His life to make a way back to relationship with Him, we teach them that they have great worth. We teach them that all people are worthy of being treated with honor.  When we teach our kids to apologize when they’ve done wrong, and model that in our own lives, we provide them the path to true freedom.

Freedom in Christ

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Colossians 3:12-14
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Enjoy your "Moments",
Lanise Santala



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