As a parent, God constantly uses my children to show me my own imperfections. It amazes me how sin can reside in such young children through defiance and disobedience. Why do children choose to disobey and back-talk when they clearly have consequences waiting for them? God gently chides me and reminds me that I also back-talk and show defiance through disobedience. I logically know that God's will is best, yet I resist. Why? As Christians I think we are called "God's children" for a reason. Children need guidance, assistance, reprimanding, but also love and support. What a wonderful Father I have in heaven that wants to "lead me on the path of righteousness for His name's sake." Psalm 23:3 I pray that instead of listening after the third time of instructions I will act on immediate obedience. I often tell my children that slow obedience is no obedience. God wants us to be like Abraham and act immediately on His instructions, not delay His will for our lives. How often do we miss being God's servants because of slow action or inaction.
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