Arguing with God
Up To Know Good on Thursday
June 15, 2006
I was staying with my friends Pam and Jonathon for the weekend. At the end of breakfast one morning, their baby, Brittney, stretched out her arms, ready to leave the highchair. Not until you finish your milk, Pam said pleasantly. Angrily Brittney threw the spill-proof cup on the floor. Pam firmly and quietly told her again that she would not leave the table until the milk was gone. For the next hour I watched in amazement as this one year old tried to negotiate, charm, and argue her way out of the chair. The message from Mom was consistent: when the milk is gone, then you are done.
Do Good - Are you in a power struggle with God over some area of your life? What will you lose if you keep fighting? What will you lose if you surrender to God today? What will you gain?
After an hour, Brittney finally drank her milk. With tears in her eyes she told her mom it didnt taste good. Compassionately Pam said, Milk tastes better cold, doesnt it? Brittney nodded in agreement. Next time remember that. If you drink it right away, it tastes better, and then you can get down and play.
Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in His ways and revering Him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, Deuteronomy 8:6-7b. Read Deuteronomy 8.
God, I want what I want so badly sometimes. Help me to see the gift in doing things Your way.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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