Thursday, May 27, 2010


     As I've written about before, our little guy has an exploding vocabulary! Every time we turn onto our street on the way to our house, he excitedly says, "HOME!!!" (or house - depending on the day!).
      A few days ago, my hubby decided to play a trick on him. As soon as we got close to our driveway, he purposely drove past our house. There was a sudden urgency and worry in our little guy's voice as he said, "DADDY!!!" How could his dad have made such an obvious mistake? In his little mind, he couldn't figure out why his dad had changed the routine that we follow every day!
     I couldn't help but see a clear spiritual parallel to the way we relate to our Heavenly Father. We like our routines in life, and we don't like change. We know that our God is omnipotent and omniscient, but we still cry out in fear when something doesn't follow OUR plan!! We forget that he is purposely working together the events of our lives for His glory and our good!

Consider this familiar verse today:
Proverbs 3:5, 6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight."

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SomeGirl said...

LOVE this post! What a GREAT story! Isn't it amazing what we learn about our relationships with God from our little ones!?

Mike said...

Great analogy ( and hilarious story might I add! ). It's so true. God's ways are always perfect.

Michelle said...

That's very funny! My husband has done the same thing to our kids before! It must be a trait of Northeastern humor!

We have been seeking God's will for ministry and I go through periods where I get a little nervous about what His answer might be, just like your little one not knowing where his daddy is taking him.

Letting go and trusting Him is both scary and freeing at the same time!

Lucy said...

You know I have to say that I was like this before coming to God. As I grown closer to Him I find that I am more patient with the changes of life. I understand that change is constant and can be good not bad. I wish I would have understood this when I was young. What a cute story.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

it's beautiful to see God's works unfolding in our lives... and it's always grander than i could have ever comprehended... all for His glory!

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