Our four-year-old is not a liar. She is still pure and honest.
I don’t doubt her truthfulness. I do, however, have to question her perspective, perception and comprehension. Therefore, I can’t always trust she’s telling the truth.
There is never deceit. She is speaking her truth. But there are so many things she doesn’t know yet. So she is not speaking absolute Truth.
“I had a shower this morning.” She said.
“Really?” I was not questioning that a shower had happened. I was questioning that it had happened this morning. Time is a concept she is still learning to understand.
A quick text to Daddy and the absolute Truth was found. Yes, she had a shower this morning.
(Side note: It is a glorious gift that my husband gets the kids up and fed breakfast before he goes to work each day. It is an incredible gift of grace that he lets me sleep longer. I am so humbled and honored by his care for me in this season of illness and always. Thank you love.)
I’m thinking about our sweet daughter and her growing independence. “I want to do it all on my own” is her regular cry. I mostly support her and let her go for it. But there are also times when she really needs some help. She doesn’t have a full Truth to guide her. There are times I let her try things and discover new things. There are times when I have to protect her from her lack of wisdom and knowledge.
I am not at all upset that her version of truth is not complete. It doesn’t say anything about her character. It doesn’t affect my love for her. Her current age and development is totally delightful. I would like to freeze her in this moment. I have wanted to freeze each of our kids many times over. Each age and stage is so precious. I am painfully aware how short each age is. They are growing so fast. Not that growth is bad. I’m so excited to know them in their years to come. But I will miss the little versions of them. They are such a joy.
I’m thinking about the arrogance of humans. We think we know so much. We think we see the absolute truth. We think our versions are utterly correct. We think our wisdom and knowledge are trustworthy. We trust our perspective, perception and comprehension. But there are times, many times, every day when we need help.
We are not all-knowing. O, we should be afraid of how limited we are. Our perspective is off. Our comprehension so meager
God is all-knowing. And He, as our Father, is offering us the benefit of His guidance and wisdom. That is totally mind-blowing. Incredible.
Our Abba Yahweh is utterly delighted by us today. Who we are today is precious to Him. Who we are going to be tomorrow is a joy to Him.
He has given us His indwelling Holy Spirit to guide us in all things. Amazing.
I hope my children will want my perspective and wisdom as a help and support throughout life. How much more should we want and totally trust God’s help and support?!
Such a good reminder to tune-in to the Holy Spirit each day. Learning from my children again today. 🙂
Respond to the greatness of our God! The Rock: His works are perfect, and the way he works is fair and just; A God you can depend upon, no exceptions, a straight-arrow God. His messed-up, mixed-up children, his non-children, throw mud at him but none of it sticks. Don’t you realize it is God you are treating like this? This is crazy; don’t you have any sense of reverence? Isn’t this your father who created you, who made you and gave you a place on Earth? Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two. When the High God gave the nations their stake, gave them their place on Earth, He put each of the peoples within boundaries under the care of divine guardians. But God himself took charge of his people, took Jacob on as his personal concern. He found him out in the wilderness, in an empty, windswept wasteland. He threw his arms around him, lavished attention on him, guarding him as the apple of his eye. He was like an eagle hovering over its nest, overshadowing its young, Then spreading its wings, lifting them into the air, teaching them to fly. God alone led him; there was not a foreign god in sight. God lifted him on to the hilltops, so he could feast on the crops in the fields. He fed him honey from the rock, oil from granite crags, Curds of cattle and the milk of sheep, the choice cuts of lambs and goats, Fine Bashan rams, high-quality wheat, and the blood of grapes: you drank good wine! (Deut 32:1-14 edited)
How are you? What is God speaking to you today?
Want to read through the Bible with me? Today’s readings are Psalm 94; Acts 5:1-42
The verses that stood out to me today: I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” (Psalm 94:18-19)