Day 7 of the “Wild Kids, Wild God – 31 Days looking at God’s Heart” Series.
It’s easy to love the loveable. Your best friend, your faithful pooch, your funny co-worker. But how about the un-lovely? That lady with the bad attitude at the check-out? The nextdoor neighbor always in your stuff? The friend who stabbed you in the back? You may think you don’t need to love them–they’re not family (though even sometimes we can have terrible family spats…). But if you only love those who love you back, what more do you do than anyone else?
This is Day 3 of the “Wild Kids, Wild God – 31 Days looking at God’s Heart“ Series.
Check the Introduction to the series here.
Forgiveness involves forgetting.
When I had my first child I was
a bit paranoid and controlling about almost everything…what he ate, drank, saw, what gifts he got…is that organic? Does this have phthalates in it? Are you smoking..? Even before a friend wanted to hold my baby one time I asked, did you wash your hands? (Phew! So glad to be delivered from all that bondage!)
The following is a snapshot of a mental dialogue with God re. being a woman and wondering how on earth some aspects of that are a reflection of *Him.
(Note: some points may seem stereotypical and I fully recognize we’re all unique and different far beyond gender). Let’s go.
Things are going well. You got some sleep, had a moment to shower and are about to start the day. Then it begins…..pressures piling up, minute by minute, moment by moment.
The kids are yelling and whining- each about something different, the baby is crying upstairs for milk, your husband is in bed sick, quick–take a deep breath before you lose it!..
Children are out of this world—almost literally. They make you laugh, cry, pull your hair out, tear your heart out. If you have your own you get a powerful taste-but just a taste- of how big God’s love is.
Like some of us “grown-ups,” they don’t always fit so well into society.