Wednesday, March 30, 2011

God's timing...God's control...

Something someone said to me today had me thinking...

And...imagine...if you're a baby...and...

you cry softly...and no one comes...nothing changes...
you cry loudly...and no one comes...nothing changes...
you get super mad and red in the face and...no one comes...no one is moved...nothing changes...
you stand in your crib and jump around and get all mad...and no one comes...
you throw your favorite toy across the room and...no one comes...

What are you going to learn?

To sleep??! 

No!!! That's what you'll DO but that's not what you'll have LEARNED!!! 

You're going to learn...that no matter what you do...it makes NO DIFFERENCE TO ANYONE!!! Nothing you do "moves" anyone!!!

No matter what you do you don't matter...you make no difference...so...you might as well just give up and wait till mom comes and takes care of you according to "her timing"...which has nothing to do with you, your needs, your feelings, or anything you do...

So, is it any surprise that there's an epidemic of people in the church who believe, "God is in control" and will talk about everything happening according to "God's timing"?

Remember when God said to raise them up right...because when they are old they won't depart from it?


How you raise/respond to your kids is a direct reflection to those kids as to how God is...

And, so HOW would training your kids up like this REALLY effect them? How would this REALLY manifest in their lives as adults?


Are kids raised this way going to be able to TRUST that when they PRAY that something IS going to happen?

HOW? 

How would a kid raised being ignored in their darkest most vulnerable time every day learn to TRUST GOD in the darkest most vulnerable times of their lives?

Are kids raised this way going to be able to believe God's listening to them? 

What if God turned off the baby monitor and is sleeping peacefully with His arm wrapped around Jesus? Come on! How could these kids EVER feel like God is LISTENING to them?

And, are these kids going to be serious about following God or sloppy about it? 

If NOTHING they do makes any difference in their lives...(except to get them punished in the types of households that practice sleep training, etc...) then...WHY would these kids grow up to ever believe that their actions matter to God at all...except that if they get caught they'll get in trouble?

Folks, seriously...think about it...

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