Remember, Sometimes He allows us to suffer the worst of it So that when the best shows up There's no mistaking it. ~ John Christopher
Scripture:This is what the LORD says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you
what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Isaiah
48:17 (New International Version)
I often talk about making
choices. I learned a long time ago that for every choice that we make, there are
consequences. The consequences can be either good or bad. Too often when we make
a choice based on our own selfish desires, the consequences are rarely ever
As the mother of two sons, I would like to believe that I have
taught my sons the things they need to know in order to make the right choices.
However, I also realize in spite of everything I have attempted to teach them,
that they will make some wrong choices. They sometimes still choose to do things
their way, no matter what.
Not long ago, my youngest son lost one of his
privileges because of a bad choice that he made. He chose not to do his math
homework, which resulted in him getting a bad grade. As his mother, it was up to
me to show him that his choice was the wrong one. The same thing often happens
to us in our adult lives as well. We choose to do something that we know is
wrong, and as a result, we too must live with the consequences.
of God is life’s teaching tool that equips us so that we can make the right
choices. However, it is still left up to us to actually do the right thing. As a
parent, I try to direct my children to do what is best for them. Just as the
word of God teaches us what is best for us.
Won’t you make the right
Sometimes we act as little children, refusing to grow up in our faith and
pouting over things that we cannot understand. Lord, I want to grow in grace and
grow in faith. Lord, I am sorry for not being a more mature Christian. I am
sorry for not acknowledging how much You do for me. Lord, I just want to thank
You. Because just like we forgive our children and get over their temper
tantrums, You forgive me and overlook my faults. Thank Lord. Father, I ask that
You continue to touch my brothers and sisters in Christ. Grant them the desires
of their hearts. Bless them as only You can. Thank You Father, Bless You Father.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.