Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The "MINE!" Morass

Thing in the Johnson household have become increasingly....interesting...over the last few weeks. Kessa has learned the meanings of "no" (in response to a request) and "MINE!" Both of which she frequently uses in all her almost-two-year-old glory. Now, I can hear some of you out there laughing and saying, that's a two year old. That may be true, I feel God has called me to require more from my children. As she has taken to claiming everything as hers I've been increasingly reminded of things I consider "mine" and how untrue that is. (There God goes again...using my child to open my eyes to my sin!) We've spent a lot of time (though apparently not nearly enough!) talking about how everything belongs to God. We talk about how God would want us to use the things that He has "loaned" us and whether the way we were using them glorifies Him. As these things have been weighing on my heart, I've been studying Acts. God had a delightful treasure waiting for me today! Check out Acts 4:32. "Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common." This is my prayer for my children. This is the heart I'm prayerfully trying to instill in them. This is the heart God is gently trying to instill in me.
On a lighter note, I'll leave you with a LO for a DT call. (it was a sketch challenge.)
Credits: Upsy Daisy Designs pp, rub-ons, Tim Holtz grungeboard swirls, paint, DWCV alpha stickers, Stampin' Catz stamp

1 comment:

Jessica said...

such a sweet pg. and love the size!