Written by Kristee Ravan
This morning, I prayed with my feet as I left my *official* prayer and Bible reading time to go comfort my child.
I prayed with my hands as I hugged and consoled him.
I prayed with my voice as I stayed calm and empathetic.
And I prayed with my mind as I sought wisdom to help him deal with his big feelings.
I read last night that because we are made in the image of God, we are reflections of Him. We are not mere mortals. Our children are not mere mortals.
I have a hard time pushing a child away and saying, “Leave me alone. I’m spending time with God.” I don’t think it would please or honor God to treat the child made in His image that way—especially at His expense.
So today, I prayed with my feet and my hands and my actions. I’ll try to carve out some time tonight after the kids are asleep to read my Bible.
Kristee Ravan lives in Oklahoma with her husband, three kids, and cat. She stays busy with homeschooling her kids, working at her church, and writing. You can find her first two novels The Cinderella Theorem and Calculating Christmas on Amazon. You can connect with her through her author page on Facebook: Kristee Ravan.
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