Christmas is coming. Have you made your wish list? Are you excited about getting gifts or spending time with family and loved ones? Do you desire you husband’s gifts or your husband?
Do you desire God or His Gifts? Do you enjoy sitting in His lap or just desiring that He makes your life easier? Boy, that question has caught me a couple of times! This goes along with my last post of yielding. Am I seeking God for a relationship – the good, the bad, and the ugly (in my limited scope), or am I seeking a holy Santa Claus that will give me what I want?
Hint for the Day: My boys thought that sweets were the best thing ever! They wanted it all the time. Of course we said, “No,” some of the time. They had a week where they really complained about this. So, we decided to teach them that Mom and Dad know best. When they came down for breakfast the table was full of ice cream, candy, chocolate milk, etc. They thought they were in heaven. We let them have all they wanted. Lunch time came and we again put the sweets out. They weren’t quite as excited this time, but indulged anyway. By mid-afternoon, they were dragging! Dinner was the same, and they all begged for “real” food. We finally gave in and made them something nutritious. For quiet time that night we discussed asking God for what we needed, rather than what we wanted and how we can trust God even when we don’t get what we want!