Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What Has Happened to my Child??

Has something strange seem to have come over your once-so-cute-and-sweet child?

Do they now ask you to drop them off a block away from the mall and slide down in the seat so no one can see them when you pass a group of their friends?

Have they ever consumed 3 boxes of Velveeta Shells and Cheese, 3 Red Bulls, 2 bags of marshmallows and one one bag of Doritos all in one evening?

Have they ever climbed a tree and refused to come down until you promise to never make them get a haircut?

Are you now the dumbest person your child has ever met....unless of course they need help with Algebra?

If you answered yes to any of these....welcome to adolescence. If not, it's never to early to start praying!

And yes, my lovely son has actually done all of these things. Even the tree climbing incident. Today I was so happy he came home from school in a good mood that I texted my husband to share the good news!

But honestly, while I see him growing into a young adult I'm also seeing God turn me into a more mature Christian. And maybe....just maybe I am seeing a little better how He must view us, the children (or teenagers??) of God.

Is failing to confess Christ a little like being dropped off around the corner from the mall?

Do I fill myself with "junk food" - movies, books, etc - instead of the solid food of the Word of God?

Is purposely ignoring the hard Scriptures ( Submit to your husbands anyone?) a little like climbing the tree and saying "No, God, that doesn't fit with how I think? That's not what I want to hear?"

Yes, I am definitely a sinner saved by grace. A lot of grace. I'm glad God has more patience with me than I do with my teen!

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