This is a post I half wrote for Wisdom Wednesday last week. Hopefully this week will be a twofer.
I’m asking myself, How Is Scripture Changing Me today? I’m still rereading Psalm 119. This chapter more than any other resets my thinking (i.e., renews my mind) as it pertains to my attitude toward God’s Word. This has been good for me in reminding me what is really important in life for my children and me.
Yesterday, I did have an opportunity to talk about Scripture with David.
We’ve been listening to a CD called Beethoven’s Wig, where some clever people wrote funny words to go with classical music selections. We’ve been listening to it multiple times in a day, for the last few weeks. Bethel is getting tired of it, and asked the other morning if we could listen to another CD.
As the first song started playing, I realized that David was crying in a small chair in the corner of the living room. I thought maybe someone had thrown a shoe at him, called him sisified percy or something else life threatening, but no, he was crying because he wanted to listen to Beethoven’s Wig [is very big]. “Wheels on the Bus is baby music,” he wailed. Truthfully, he response shocked me. It’s not like he was tired. He hadn’t even asked to listen to Beethoven’s Wig.
I sat him down and asked him whether he thought I might be tired of Beethoven’s Wig and whether Wheels on the Bus was my favorite music. No answer, so I pushed him a little. “Do you think mommy might like different music too?” He nodded. I had him get my Bible and told him I was going to show him why I listen to Beethoven’s Wig and Wheels on the Bus. I think he was interested.
I read Philippians 2.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:2-4
The conversation ended and life went on. Children played. We listened to Wheels on the Bus and Beethoven’s Wig one more time.
Hey, I linked to you on my blog last night – this was a good post but I’ve actually been thinking on how to help my three-year-old with her tantrums. Yesterday I tried the “what are you thankful for” approach you talked about earlier (or last week?) It seemed to help. You are right – tantrums are full of sin, they are not just a “stage.”