Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Can I want this?"

Lately Megan has been cracking me up with the way she has been phrasing many of her questions. They go a bit like this: "Can I want some chocolate chips?", "Can I want to draw? and so on. We laugh and say "Of course you can want it, but that doesn't mean you get to have it." Obviously she always means "Can I have or do whatever it might be" but it started me thinking.

When asking God for things maybe I should be asking a little more often "Can I want that?". Sometimes I am so sure that what I want is the right thing that I forget to say "Is it Your will God?". He is the One who knows what I truly need and what it best for me. It is His will I want not mine because I don't see everything and I don't have all the answers. I am so thankful that He does!!

"Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that."
James 4:13-15

3 comments:

Miranda said...

Parents can learn some really great things from their kids, can't we?

Mara looks adorable in her new skirt. You are so creative!

Your pie looks beautiful! We like pie around here too. I made chocolate pie the other day and the kids thought it must surely be a holiday.

Have a great day!

Angie said...

Out of the mouths of BABES!

suzannah said...

this is such a great post. thanks for this meditation.

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