The Lord used our grandson to bless my heart in an unexpected way.
He’s a busy toddler and I had spent the majority of his time with me watching him closely.
I’m very blessed by his sweet temperament and he obviously doesn’t try to do things he shouldn’t, he just has very little self control.
To help him learn, I stay near him or take him with me as I go about the house.
We were in the kitchen together and he’d gotten tired of the spatula I’d given him to play with.
His eyes locked on something he wasn’t supposed to touch and his face betrayed him.
I was close enough to remove him if he chose to reach for it.
He put out one hand slowly and then his face registered a look of shock and then horror.
With his other hand he smacked the back of the hand which was reaching out and said, “No! No!”.
With both hands back in submission, he turned to look at me with sorrow on his face.
I scooped him up and kissed him and told him how proud of him I was.
Then I placed him away from the temptation with new and safe to be played with kitchen items.
His joy returned quickly as he inspected the new “toys”.
And I praised God for this little teaching moment in my life.
Mark 9:43 NKJV — “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched—
Our grandson was an excellent example of how my flesh wars against what I know to be true and right.
I’ve caught myself longing for something I know isn’t God’s will for me and have been shocked at my own selfish desires.
And although I don’t hit my own hand, I do beat myself up on the inside.
The Lord reminded me that He is right with me.
Matthew 28:20 KJV — Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
When I am tempted, I know I can look to Him and find a way out.
1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV — There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
God is faithful and His mercy is new daily.
He has secured salvation for my soul and He guides and directs me daily, for these things I am so amazed.
I praise God for His blessings, including this small lesson through our young grandson.
My heart finds such peace and comfort in His Word and His daily blessings.
I pray yours does as well.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your guidance and truth. Thank You for teaching me through this moment and guiding me in ways I least expect. Lord, thank You for Your help and how You are directing me daily. Lord, please continue to hone my heart to be more like You. Please help me to walk in Your ways and carry my cross daily with joy, because You suffered for me and I can always find joy in suffering for some of my greatest lessons have come through the deepest pain. I know You are working at all times and Your ways are great. I love You, Jesus. I glorify Your name. Amen.
Oh boy I know about that warring between the spirit and the flesh. But there are days when I allow my flesh the victory
I too have those days and I praise God for His mercy and grace as well as His correction. He is the perfect Father and I am blessed to be His child. ❤️ Thank you so much for your time and comment. It’s lovely to hear from you. God bless!
What a precious and soft little heart wanting to do right!
Yes! He inspires me. 💗 Thank you for your comment and your time. God bless and keep you and yours.
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Thank you for sharing. God bless!