Happy as a Bird on the Wing
Busy, busy, busy. Life is busy! It seems as though we run from one 'thing' to the next. With work, school, sports, Bible study, church service and everything else in between, it is difficult for families to sit down at the table together each evening. But it is important …
Did you know that talking to children during dinner is even better than reading to them as a way to boost their vocabulary? Research indicates that during dinner table conversations, on average kids will bring up about six different topics. Just as families who pray together stay together, it is also true that families who eat together talk together … growing relationships as well as teaching complex thinking. (Grandparents ... are you listening?) Proverbs 22:6 - “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Don't forget to pray for your meal and thank God for His provision. Acts 27:35 - “And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.”
After dinner, clear the dishes and take just a few minutes to read God’s Word together. If 'time' is an issue, make this a priority above extra-curricular, worldly stuff. It can be a rich and powerful part of your family life and will help to reduce the stress of busyness. Reading God’s beautiful Word brings a calm and peace. Like the wild lilies and the birds … don’t worry, be happy!
Consider all the lilies growing wild out in the field; they ain't never worried none and no, they never will. A sparrow's never sown a seed out in the dirt, but the good Lord always feeds 'em with the harvest of the earth. God says, "Oh, how much more you're worth!" So bye-bye to the cage that used to hold me in ... now I'm singing like a robin, happy as a bird on the wing!
Matthew 6:26 - "Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?" Read Matthew Chapter 6