I am guilty of paying my daughter to cut coupons. I offered her two cents for every coupon she cut so I could save myself some time, because time is money, right? She was earning big bucks on Sunday's paper. I soon realized I was losing some money because it was going to my coupon secretary. She worked hard to stack and file them for me so I couldn't complain. It was well worth every two cents because my plate is very full.
Tonight she asked to cut coupons again, but for free.
I immediately had to stop sweeping and ask, "Are you serious, why?"
Here was her response, "Mommy, I want it to be my ministry, like you."
I had to question her, "How do you know what ministry is?"
"I learned from cook and play, it's a ministry where you don't get paid," she replied. "I don't have to be paid, I want to cut your coupons to help you," she said.
I keep pondering over her response tonight. I've concluded it's God working in the heart of an eight year old girl. Or is God working in the heart of me? I want to share what the God says about teaching our children. I'm being watched. Are You?