And here we come to one of the hardest lessons I have yet to learn!! Do you know what I mean? Practice what You Preach!
We should always do this. But we don't. Or at least I don't. And my kiddos really like to point this out to me when they catch me at it. Like when I tell them that they are watching too much TV. And then I spend all day watching TV. Or when I tell them that it isn't very 'Christ-like' to gossip and then I talk about how heavy the neighbor is getting. Yep. I hate it when they catch me at what I am trying to teach them.
I think that Practicing What your are Preaching is the hardest lesson to teach too!
I have had Darian tell me when I am talking to him about lying: "You mean like when you lied to us about Santa Claus?" or "you mean like when you told me to tell the person on the phone that you weren't home?" See we have to be careful what message we are sending to them. They absorb it all. And have no problem at all spitting it back at you one day!
Now if you will excuse me I have to put this candy bar down, get out of my chair, grab the kids by their hands, and go for a walk. And Practice What I Preach!!
How about you....do you practice what you preach??
Have you been caught not practicing what you preach?