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Thursday afternoon, I had several errands to run with the girls. We got a late start because I was waiting for Sarah Kate to wake up from her nap. We did not leave the house until about 4:30, so it put us in a lot of work traffic. After our first stop, I needed to take a left out of the parking lot onto a very busy four lane road. I said Emily, "Let's pray that the Lord will clear the way for me to turn out of here." Emily replied,"God better obey us!" I said," Emily, God doesn't obey US, we are to obey him!" She said. "oh."
She made me think. I have never thought the phrase, "God better obey me." but I know I have thought in that manner. I sometimes pray wanting God to do what I want, when I want it, that sort of selfish prayer. God sees the big picture. I don't see things with God's perspective like I should. God is working all things for my good and His glory. I need to pray more for God's will. It is ALWAYS better than what I could dream up.
God wants us to obey Him because we love him.
John 14:21 says, "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me..."

Comments

Lauren said…
This was profound, Laurie!

Oh, the lessons we could learn through the eyes of a child!!!
Anonymous said…
so true!
Kelly said…
This SO true Laurie. We learn a lot from our kids, don't we?
Faith said…
Laurie, this spoke to my heart in a big way. Thank you for sharing. What a blessing you are to your girls. You and Steve are doing an amazing job with them, it's easy to see!
Betsy said…
Amen! Out of the mouths of babes, right?? :)
The Whites said…
enjoyed your post!
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Sara Campbell said…
Good Mommy! Are you glad you're the ones raising your kids and not someone else?
This is a great blog! Wow, I want to pray those truths, for God to use all things in my life for his purpose and glory. Thank you for this reminder and encouragment.
So true Laurie, thanks for sharing today!
Autumn said…
Wow, this really made me think. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy reading your blog!
Jill said…
I enjoyed this post...so true!
Run26.2Mom said…
That was an aha moment. I am guilty of that very thing. It is just amazing to see glimpses of God working through and in the lives of little ones. All the questions they have that make you reflect before you answer.
Peace.
Susan
mom2themonkeys said…
Wow, "out of the mouths of babes" we will learn some of our most valuable lessons.

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