I'm feeling particularly whiny tonight. LOL. My chest hurts, I feel woozy and I'm soooo tired (pout). If my mommy were here, I would climb up on her lap with a yellow blankie and suck my thumb. Mommy could always make it all better.
But seriously (ok, I was being serious), I'm getting to a point here. And here it is:
I have learned so much about God's love from being a parent.
Haven't you? I mean, it strikes me that God is my "Abba Father", a.k.a. DADDY. Wow. I'm am absolutely convinced that when I go off on my self-involved tangents day after day ranting about whatever - laundry, the dishes, the guy who cut me off, the disgusting black banana peals that I keep finding day after DAY AFTER DAY behind the kids BEDS....... - um, where was I? Oh yeah... I bet that what God hears is this: Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh (much like a two year old throwing a tantrum in the grocery store) and He must roll His eyes, get out the "discipline" (ouch) and then give me a big hug.
I have always struggled with understanding how God could love a sinner like me. But knowing how much I love my children even when they are acting atrociously, I think I can begin to understand. And how cool is this... He doesn't even regard me as a "sinner who's been saved" but a "SAINT who still sins (with the sin being continually thrown to the bottom of the ocean - merciful God)"... Again.. WOW.
Can I tell you a true story?
I'm going to anyway. Haha.
One night, about a year after I was saved, I was putting my babies to bed, and it hit me once again how much I love them, no matter what they do or don't do... they are precious to me. I walked down the hall and into the bathroom. I looked up into the mirror and bang, almost audibly, in my spirit, I heard these exact words "Then why don't you believe that I love you, beloved daughter?"
I was, and still am, speechless.
Actually I'm still rambling. Bet you wish I WAS speechless. But isn't that amazing?! That God is soooo loving and great? WOWOWOW.
So that was my point. That was a long way to go to get there wasn't it? Ah well... I'm a gal. I love to talk. :-) Hey, you decided to follow me....
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