Monday, January 17, 2011

Graditude Week 3-


   My kids are one of the greatest blessing in life.  Now, don't get me wrong they yell, scream, have major meltdowns and often mistake me for an ATM, but the majority of the time they are quite sweet.  Take for example last night, Grace and Christain watched  Prince Caspian, one of the movies in the Chronicles of Narnia series.   This is the conversation that ensued:

*Names have been changed.
     Grace:  "I know why Jane doesn't make Jesus her boss." 

     Me:  "Why?"

     Grace:  "Well, in the movie the beast (Aslan the lion) is supposed to be like Jesus."

     Me:  "Yes."

     Grace:  "Jane wants to be the beast (Aslan/Jesus), and no one can be Jesus-that's why she has trouble making Jesus her boss.  Jane's trying to be Jesus, instead of making Him her boss."

   Wow!  Out of the mouth of babes!  Grace's conversation made me think about my walk with God.  Do I get busy trying to be Jesus, instead of following Him?  Do I run ahead and want to lead the way, instead of seeing what direction He is taking and following His steps?  Do I really want Him to be the Boss, or am I trying to be the boss?

   I'm going to ponder these thoughts today.  I want to live a life pleasing to the Lord.  I want to follow Him and make Him boss of my life.  I want to stand still and see where He is working so I can join Him where  He wants me.

Blessings to you and yours!

16.  The words, "mom, will you tuck me in".

17.  Bible studies with friends.

18.  Good books.

19.  Quiet times.

20.  Sharing struggles over lunch.

21.  Prayers of a friend.

22.  A balmly 40+ degrees in the Northwest.


Mel said...

Wow, out of the mouths of babes indeed! That's a really good quote. Perfect for where I at today. Other women like to play Jesus too and that can be very hurtful. Thank you for posting this. God brought me to your blog at the right time!

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jsprik said...

great post...def. something to think about! (letting Jesus be my boss)...