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What seems like a logical and likely valuable solution is quite often the most illogical and likely useless solution.
– Brian Lancaster
“Never point your gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.”
My three and a half year old son, Caleb, can now recite this important lesson in firearms training. In the last few days, Caleb is showing a huge interest in target practice with his single shot Nerf UMP-style gun. His laser focus is like a sniper. I also taught him the difference between target shooting and point shooting. As he loads one round at a time with such intense focus and determination to be on point, he makes me a proud daddy.
Caleb’s target is a laid over table with a sticky note on it for target acquisition. The sticky note has a small circle filled in to focus on.
Did I say Caleb is three and a half?
Oh, and my one and a half year old, Justice, is following suit to his brother. He was even asking Caleb to help him load and cock the Nerf gun. Of course, he hasn’t grasped the principle and sometimes you have to duck at his rounds.
Proud Warrior daddy of my warrior sons,
Caleb and I just had a talk, in the bathroom at that, about the importance of listening and obeying. He really wanted a red clip, and I challenged him to say to me, “I will listen to you and obey you daddy.” At first he did not want to; but, then he asked for help – “Will you help me say it daddy?” I told him he could do it, and asked him if it was that his heart did not want to do it. He said yes. Then, I realized that I often ask God for help to carry out what I know is obedience when I am challenged with wanting to in my heart. So, I helped guide Caleb through the words. He asked me to hold him as I helped him talk through, “I will listen and obey you, daddy.”
Sometimes I need God to hold me and talk me through my obedience. Here, I thought I was teaching Caleb the importance of listening to and obeying daddy. But, the real lesson is for me to listen and be obedient to my Daddy with a capital D for Father God (YHVH).
Reference – check out http://concordances.org/ephesians/6-2.htm.