Monday, June 7, 2010

More like my children

..."Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Matthew 18:3-5 NKJV

I have recently been blessed with becoming a stay-at-home mom again, after working for a year. My children and I are trying to get use to each other again. I am trying to set up some structure in our home. This is not going as well as I had thought it would.

Last week my children were not listening to me, not following directions and being very disrespectful. When I would tell them not to do something that could harm them, they would do it anyways. When I would tell them something that would make the task they were doing easier, they would ignore my advice and go about doing it their own way, the hard way. They simply did not want to obey.

Somewhere in the midst of all of this I reflected on my relationship with my Heavenly Father. How many times does He try to keep me from harm, but I don't listen? How many times does He tell me how to do something, but I still have to do things my own way first? How many times does He tell me to do something, but I do not obey?

Being home with my children has reminded me that I am a child of God and that I need to listen and obey Him. He only has the best in mind for me.

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