“I don’t want to share!” said David with tears this morning, as I was helping him share with little sister.
Once again I am struck that David does not have the Holy Spirit residing within him. He has no reason to share except the fear of mom, or the recognition that life goes better when we are nice to others. Even when he shares (this really does happen), he is not being spiritual.
I do know, though, that what I do now does affect how he acts when he does accept Christ as his Savior. I can work on foundational truths that God will use, help to develop habits of actions that will help him in years to come.
So, what can I do? How can I help him?
- I can help him see that I value kindness.
- That God loves kindness.
- That we fall short of God’s standard of kindness every day (even me!)
The problem also reminds me of the need to be teaching foundational truths about God that will enable David to understand salvation. I want to teach him about God. I’m thinking about printing out some verses about God in large font on some bright paper, reading them at lunchtime, and then telling God thank you for what the verses say about God, in addition to thanking God for the food.