Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WFW: OBEY...

Does anyone else find teaching small children to obey very convicting to themself? I sure do!

Read up on obedience in your Bible...really, do a word study sometime...

I get on my kids about their level of obedience (or lack thereof) and often find I realize the areas where I'm not being such an obedient child to my Heavenly Father!


13 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Very often as I have instructed my children, it is almost as if I have felt God tapping me on the shoulder asking, "Are you listening to yourself?"

GlowinGirl said...

Yes -- very convicting, especially when I read, "If you love me, you'll obey me." Because I feel that way about my kids . . . if they'll show me obedience in this, they'll be showing me love. Sigh. If only I could love my Lord truly.

(Your image is creative -- love it!)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh yes! Parenting has shown me time and time again what a wretched creature I am. And it makes me even more thankful for the saving grace of my precious Jesus. Thanks for this great reminder today! Happy WFW!

Karen said...

Oh, it is definitely a lesson for us...and it doesn't stop with young children either...when one of my boys was a rebellious teenager, the Lord would speak to me through this child's actions...and relate them to MY rebelliousness towards things I knew God wanted me to do...oh, yes...children are some of our greatest teachers....

Wanda said...

The Father knows how to get us to look at ourselves in the mirror. Great picture.

ozjane said...

Way back when I first began to teach we had huge grades....one year I had 50 in the class and they were all 4.5 yr olds. By the end of term one I reckoned I had a sneaking suspicion about the effort involved in obtaining obedience.
But it is interesting in that it is the character of the teacher that does much to bring forth the obedience of the child and so it is with the character of our Father. He calls forth our willing obedience.

Barbie said...

I struggle to teach my kids about obedience. Sometimes it's very taxing. God is continually teaching me ways in which I need to be more obedient to Him as well.

e-Mom said...

Did you create that graphic, Bobbi? If so, how? It's very cool.

Yes, obedience... sometimes it's a challenge. "Trust and obey, there's no other way." (Do you know that oid song?)

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Beth said...

Great scripture. We need to keep our focus on Jesus and not look to the right or left.

Have a blessed WFW!
Beth

lori said...

Ahhhhh yes,
I'm convicted through my children often...It's in those moments that I'm asking them to be obedient that God pipes up and "ahhh heeems" me and gives me the "obedience" lecture...

Well said!

peace Bobbi!
lori

Denise said...

Wise words here.

Lisa said...

Raising children teaches us so much! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

OK, I'm feeling convicted! Thanks for this reminder!