.. all the time!
God loves us all so much and only wants what is best for us.
I was speaking to my son the other day about why we should listen to and respect God.
(he wasn't exactly on his best behavior that day in church)
He said something to the effect of so you don't get punished.
I said, well, no. Why else? So you don't go to hell.
I tried no to laugh. I further went on explaining to him that we respect
God because we love him. He loves us and when he guides us and leads us, that these struggles or
hard decisions in life aren't a punishment but a preparation.
He is always working on and in us to prepare us for what he has planned for our lives.
A little more than a 10 year old boy can understand, but I think he understood some of it.
I was teaching him that we are to honor our parents on earth because we want what is best for him and to prepare him for the future. If he can't respect what we have to say, it will be all that much harder for him to listen to and respect what God has to say.
I am not perfect. My kids are the best ones to stand up and testify to the truth of that statement.
I fail every day.
But I am thankful that God is still working on me. He hasn't given up on me.
He DOES have a plan for my life and I want to follow His will and be who He wants me to be!
Now, on to the card! HA!!!
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