Biblical lessons from my children…

When I am still, listen and watch I notice God teaches me through my children…

One day when my son was 4 he told me he didn’t want to go downstairs alone because he was scared.  Somewhat frustrated because we had gone through this several times I was about to tell him ‘God is with you’ but before I could, he said, “Mama God is not with me He’s with you.”  Surprised at his response I asked him, “Ok, well do you want God to be with you?” He thought about it looked up and said, “No, He might take away my cereal!” I smiled acknowledging the truth of what He said–that He did not want God because He was afraid of what he might have to give up.  I smiled because I remembered, I remember that fear of letting go of control and being afraid of giving up what I wanted.  But what my son and I didn’t know in the past that we both know now is what Jesus said “…if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).  We must deny ourselves! God the Father showed us His great love by sending Jesus to die for our sins so we CAN have a relationship with Him, but that’s not all…
I hope you’re still reading because this is the part I think a lot of people miss: When we deny ourselves, when we fully surrender every area to Him He helps us through His Holy Spirit.  Less of us means more of Him.  Oh I pray God continues to help me deny the “cereal” in my life I’m still holding on to.

About altarofheaven

My name is arcelia. I love, worship and revere God. I am enJOYing the peace with God I have through Jesus Christ and I'm learning to listen and respond to His voice through His Word and convictions of the Holy Spirit in this midst of this chaotic and distracting world. I am a broken redeemed healed vessel, joyously drawing water from the Spring of salvation pouring out in God's strength by His Spirit for His glory. "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." 2 Corinthians 13:14 View all posts by altarofheaven

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