Just recently I decided I would wear my boots to church and when I started to put one boot on, I felt something down in the boot. I looked and found my grandson’s shoe in my boot. What’s crazy about this is that the shoe was brand new and he had only had the shoes 2 days before he lost one of them several months ago. At that time he was going through a season of walking around in my shoes. What’s crazy is, I hadn’t worn the boots in about 6-8 months.
When I found this new shoe in my boot, I was reminded of how our children walk in our footsteps, they will do what their parents do. I was reminded of how their little eyes and ears pick up on everything. This is not to say that as they get older they will not be their own person, but it is to say that adults lay out the patterns for their lives. Children are keenly aware of our relationship with God and they see whether or not we pursue Christ. And if you don’t pursue Christ, don’t be shocked if your child doesn’t grow up to pursue Him either. But we have this opportunity to lay out the spiritual pattern and hope and pray they pick it up and never lay it down like a forgotten toy. Since your children and grandchildren are going to do what they see you doing, do the rights things, use the right words, be the person you would like to see them grow up to be. Most likely they will walk in your shoes one day.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
By the way, my daughter had hung onto the other new shoe and he can still wear them! God is speaking to us all the time through life events. What is God saying to you?