There have been several questions lately from my children about drawing close to God. They don't always know what they're asking exactly, but like all of us, there's a God-shaped hole in their hearts that must be filled by Him in order for them to have peace and contentment. I have shared Scripture, explained answers, given examples, but today the Lord showed me that nothing I say will make a difference if I don't model this drawing close. It's so important that our children wake up to their mom sitting with an open Bible in her lap (or whatever time of day works for you). They also need to see us in prayer--on our own and not always with them. They will witness a real relationship and communion between their mom and her God. I had a mother who mentored me silently in this area. She always encouraged my sisters and I to read and pray but it was her own habit of communing that makes it important for me today. Modeling will be the most powerful lesson they will ever see. Let's be sure to model what we preach this month as we draw near personally.