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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sometimes Rules Are For Our Own Good

My dad got to come home from the hospital yesterday. (Yay!) This is something I'm very thankful for. Of course he got the whole lecture on what to do and what not to do.
One of the things he is not to do is lift something over five pounds. Doesn't seem so tough does it? Tell that to a man whose two year old granddaughter comes up to him wanting to be picked up every 5 seconds. But as hard as it may seem, it's for his own good. If he gave into my niece and picked her up, he'd likely hurt himself and may end up having to face more surgery later on. There is good reason for the doctor's rules.
God has given us some rules as well. Some of them are pretty cut and dry, like do not kill, do not steal. We see the reasoning for them. Some of the others can be harder, like put no other gods before me. In word its so easy, but I'm guilty of breaking this rule more than once. I've put friends and family before God. I've put TV before God. I don't intend to, but somehow I wake up and realize that I've not spent the time that God deserves with Him. I let life get before God. It shouldn't be that way. God should rule my life. My life is not my god.
God gave us this command for our own good. See, He has a perfect will for our lives, and when we keep Him first, things go according to His perfect will. But when we decide that one thing or another is more important than God, our lives are thrown off kilter.
So try to keep your focus on Him today. He wants what is best for your life.


At 10:21 AM, Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

How young you are to have such wisdom! Your mom and dad must be very proud!

Thank you for coming back to my blog--you inspire my hope!


At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

You are so right. I think I needed to read this today!!!

Glad your dad got to home home and hope he is feeling better soon!

At 11:46 AM, Blogger aggiejenn said...

So often I put everything in my life before God. If we could truly see Him working in our daily lives, would we be so complacent? This is something I need to work on...thanks for inspiring me today!

At 12:19 PM, Blogger stacey said...

I'm glad your Dad is home, and I will be praying for his speedy recovery.
I think everyone puts something before God at one point or another, and it's so true that this throws our lives off kilter. When I'm in a good routine of spending time with God in prayer and bible studies, I feel centered, like I can handle anything with God's strength. Then when I begin to backslide, it seems everything gets thrown off track and I feel so helpless and lost.
I'm so glad God is always there to pick me up and take me back after those times.
Thanks for sharing this.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger GiBee said...

I don't believe you. I think you're trying to fool us.

I REALLY think you're one hundred and eleventy-eleven years old.

Wow! I just love reading your entries.

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Beckie said...

You are soooo right! Keep an eye on your Dad...sometimes men can be so stubborn. Gotta love 'em though.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

Thanks for your recent visit. I'm praying your father will recover soon and feel better. God bless you as offer your life to Him daily.


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