Thursday, July 7, 2011


My beloved son is very strong willed and makes me totally crazy when he is being willfully disobedient. I am a beloved child of God, whom I am quite sure I make just as crazy when I am willfully disobedient.

Why is it so difficult to walk within the boundaries that have been laid out for us? My son just thinks I am being mean. I never think of God as being mean to me, but I would often like for him to cut me a little slack in a couple areas that I continually struggle with.

God has asked me to make a teeny tiny sacrifice and I can set it down for a while, but always seem to pick it back up again. This morning I was reminded of the rather gross, but true passage in Proverbs, "As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly." (26:11) Apparently I am a slow learner, because I am having to repeat the same lesson for what feels like the millionth time. I am sitting here wondering if God is up there with his hand to his forehead shaking his head in frustration at my hard-headedness... much like I do with my own child.

When I turn back does God love me any less?  Thankfully, no. He rejoices! "I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (Luke 15:10)

Have you been stepping outside of God's will for you life? Have you been asked to be obedient in an area that you are trying to avoid? God is waiting. You are the prodigal and he is the Father waiting for you at the end of the lane with open arms. All you have to do is return to the road He is standing on.

What are you waiting for?

In His Peace -

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