Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
This was the first day of new swim classes. There are several darling children, some eager to learn, others, not so much. The ones in my class are from 3 to 6 years old.
While the main instructor is out with one child, I attempt to keep the others corralled on a little platform. This is not quite as easy as it sounds since many of them (mostly boys, just saying), squirm, wriggle and jiggle about constantly.
When one child goes to potty, it’s usually a domino effect. Typically parents or a caretaker sits way down by the deep end so as not to distract the students.
During the second class, this little boy decided that he had to “go”. The tale-tale boy pinch made him pretty convincing! As he got out of the pool, I told him to get his mom’s attention and wait on her to notice so she could escort him to the bathroom.
Just when it looked like he was going to do just that, he took off toward her. As “Don’t run” proceeded out of my mouth, he slipped and fell, hitting his noggin on the floor.
After checking him out and making sure he was okay, the boy returned to the pool. The lead instructor told the parents that he was asked not to run and the mom knowing her son, gave him a talking to about safety.
The Lord gives us directions, commandments and statutes to follow for the purpose of our protection and to bring Him glory through our obedience to His Word.
Have you ever suffered the consequences of disobeying God? It can hurt, can’t it; nonetheless, our Father scoops us up in His strong, loving arms and tends to our hurts.
Mighty and Glorious King
Thank You for loving us
For the path You’ve set before us
For direction and guidance through Your Perfect and Inspired Word
Merciful and gracious Father
How amazing that You, Holy and Magnificent God
Are mindful of us
We come before You, seeking strength. courage and perseverance
Determination to obey you
As we look to Calvary, we realize our Redeemer’s willingness to obey
To death, even death on the cross
Disobedience comes at the cost of disappointing You
Please give our hearts desire for the reward found in pleasing our Father ! Be glorified!
In the Name of Jesus,
“Obey the Lord”
“Our God Is Greater”
“Trust and Obey”
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