As much as their father, the king, loved his children and understood what their lives must have been like while apart from him, they would still have to listen to and obey the tutor’s instructions in order to be allowed into the Kingdom.
“Lord if I have to dig around the rock with my bare hands, I’ll do it.”
Joy is knowing that it’s not what we’re going through that counts with God, it’s how we’re going through it. How we go through a trial depends on the quality of our thought life.
Remember who has done this thing for you. Remind your children of God’s goodness and faithfulness.
Dear Lord, help me to only want those things You want me to have.
For in doing so, you will Find, Give
and yourself Serve!
But I felt a strong hand grab hold of me.
It yanked me from my water-filled coffin.
In my mind, in the moment, I can imagine every unmade mistake.
My grandmother would just sit back smiling and enjoying the company and conversations happening all around her. She never seemed agitated by all the noise and sometimes mishaps that took place.