Dec 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017
Today’s devotional is teaching us about the pure heart of a child. Oh if only we could take our mind back in time to when we just knew when we were hungry, there would be food to eat. When we were tired we would have a warm comfortable bed to sleep in. When we woke, we knew there would be clean clothes to put on. The excitement of the day being when your loved ones came home. The assurance of that hug and kiss when we fall down or get hurt. I long to have a relationship with God that just let’s me trust Him that way. We don’t have to take the world on our shoulders and worry about everyone, or everything. God is so amazing and loves us SO completely. What an insult it must be to Him when we ignore His provisions and think we can do a better job than He at providing for our needs, wants, and desires. He knows our past, present, and future self as well as He knows Himself, and who better to lead us. Think of what life would be like if we let toddler’s rule it. There would only be ice cream and junk to eat, nothing nutritious. There would only be play time, and none left to endure away from loved ones to do a job that can be a heavy burden to our heart. A toddler always fights sleep so your body would never get the rest it needed. We know as parents that it is important children have their needs taken care of, and the proper foods to nourish their bodies so they will grow strong and be capable adults. What must God think of us, with such limited knowledge thinking that we know better how to direct our lives? There is so much about life that we don’t know. He loves us SO completely that He always forgives us when we realize our wrongs. Wipes the slate clean and moves forward. I so wish that we could do that. Most especially when we realize we have done something that caused someone we love pain. We can say we are sorry but that only takes the nail out of the door to their heart, nothing can fill that whole. There have been times in life when my eyes were opened and I saw where my actions were taking me, I begged God to forgive me, and He did, but I still had such guilt over my own actions that it was hard to forgive myself. I ended up carrying that sin along with me and the load grew heavier every day because of it. God says to confess our sins and turn from our wicked ways and He will forgive us, why can’t we just except it as so? What makes us think again that this child mind of ours knows better than the Father who knows all. The same with your adult children, they aquire knowledge in their life, but the many years and life experiences you have will give you wisdom they have yet to aquire. It doesnt mean they are not intelligent, or equipped in every way they need to be, it is just life has taught you so much through the years. Your experience can aid but only when presented in the right way. You have to come to them with a hand reaching out to help, not with a mind that knows more and wants to show them the right way. They have to learn from their own mistakes so they can aquire the knowledge they need for their future. So much in life is blind to us and we can’t begin to see until we let God open our eyes. It’s not something we can do for ourselves. I begged the Lord in my prayers last night to help me stay away from temptation and keep Satan away from my home and loved ones. It is so easy to see after the fact that Christ wanted you to follow Him, but your sinful human nature led you down a road that brought evil in. It never takes long for evil to start hurting those around you. We all need to open our eyes more to the Father and let Him show us what lesson we need to learn today, in order to be a better version of ourselves.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling:

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