Monday, July 5, 2010

A seed is planted

Today Caleb had a very tender first moment with recognizing and following the voice of the Holy Ghost. We were coming home from the 4th of July parade and I had promised the boys a donut on the way home. Only thing was - one of the floats had thrown otter pops and the boys both wanted one. I told them they could decide. Caleb finally decided he wanted an otter pop. I let John know we wouldn't be swinging by the store since the boys were having otter pops and Caleb lost it! He wanted a donut! I asked him why he had told me he wanted an otter pop and he said he changed his mind. I told him it was to late now, we had passed the store, and he just wouldn't stop.

He didn't want anything to eat ever again!
He said he would eat a creamy pop instead!
He said all sorts of things just trying to somehow rebel against the otter pop.

After a warning that he had to knock it off or he wouldn't get anything he still persisted. So I told him it was over, he would get nothing. Seriously why do they make me be the mean Mom? Have they not figured out yet that I am always consistent!

He sat in the back of the car pouting for about 5 minutes and then Caleb said, "Mom, the Holy Ghost just whispered something to me."

Me (bracing for some sort of way he was was going to try to manipulate things around): "Really, what did he say?"

Caleb: "He whispered to me - you get what you get and you don't throw a fit! I'm sorry Mom for throwing a fit and I'm going to be nicer and not do that."

His attitude changed in heartbeat and for the last 3 hours he has been nothing but pleasant and happy.

Alma 32: 28-30 (from the Book of Mormon)
28 Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.

29 Now behold, would not this increase your faith? I say unto you, Yea; nevertheless it hath not grown up to a perfect knowledge.

30 But behold, as the seed swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, then you must needs say that the seed is good; for behold it swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow. And now, behold, will not this strengthen your faith? Yea, it will strengthen your faith: for ye will say I know that this is a good seed; for behold it sprouteth and beginneth to grow.

The seed is planted and beginning to grow,
and that makes my heart grow as well.

Well done, Son. I'm proud of you.


Grandma Caroline said...

How positively marvelous that he understood and listened to the Holy Ghost. And I'm so glad you are a consistant mother. It shows.

Sara said...

That is so sweet! What a wonderful, in tune little boy.