“Wow! Great job!” I replied with enthusiasm.
Our granddaughter and grandson are here today and we were doing some preschool projects when Faye announced with pride she’d finished her page.
Of course Bubba was quick to finish and show his off as well.
“Watch! Grammy! Watch!” Was heard frequently.
Which caused me to pause and think about this tendency to show others our abilities or to share what our children or grandchildren have accomplished.
Is this desire simply the flesh nature which wants to be praised, in other words is this simply about pride?
Although, I think it could be, but at the ages of 2 and 3, my heart is inclined to believe that their desires arise from a different desire.
God created people to be in a relationship with Him and with one another.
My grandchildren’s words were an effort to share their accomplishments, their experiences with me.
And all this made me think of my Heavenly Father and my relationship with Him.
As it blesses my heart to have our grandchildren calling my name, eager to share things with me.
I can’t imagine that it doesn’t bless my Heavenly Father when I come before Him in prayer, enthusiastic about sharing my day, my experiences, and my heart.
Of course it’s a bit different.
I’m learning to say, “Father, what do You want me to do?” rather than, “Watch this!”.
I’m growing in patient, waiting with, “Lord, lead me,” and less often saying, “I do’d it!
My heart has been blessed by both the love of these precious little ones and by the love of God Almighty, my Heavenly Father through the gift of Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:9-10 NKJV — In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your salvation. Thank You for walking with me and giving me so many blessings, teaching me through the little and the big. Lord, please call to grow me up in You and Your Word. Please help me get walk with You, waiting upon Your guidance and direction rather than walking in my own ways. Lord, please help me to have self-discipline, that I might not sin against You or anyone else. Lord, thank You for Your gift today, an opportunity to share in our grandchildren’s lives is such a blessing. Lord, thank You for loving me even more than I can imagine. Thank You for sacrificing Yourself for me. Please use my life to reflect Your light. I love You, Jesus. Amen.