|It's so Hard to swallow what we don't like!|
So, how do you think this story ended? Welllll, I told him again to swallow his food. He then decided to gag and spit it out. I then knew what must happen. And with sorrow in my heart, I disciplined him and put him in bed for his nap....giving his chocolate chips to an older brother (this older brother had this same problem often approx 12 years ago!) This grieved me as I know it grieved him.
|1st mission accomplished with many tears.|
This little story reminds me of our Heavenly Father. How often do we choose to disobey Him because we think the task is too difficult? Don't you think that God desires to reward us for our hard work and obedience? Just as we may look at the (true) story above and think, "that is soooo easy, why didn't he just swallow?" We each are given tasks that may or may not seem simple to others, and with the help of Christ, we can get them done. But are we willing to do it? Or do we allow our strong will to overcome us? We don't know when our time will come to meet the Father, could this be that last "bite" before you are presented with your reward? Or will you only have wood, hay, and stubble? I know that I desired greatly to give a good gift to my son, how much more do you think God wants to reward us?
|Happy about that, now just a few more bites!|
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Phil 3;14