(This is the post for Galatians 3. I have extra kids tomorrow including my niece so I am not sure how my morning will go. So here is the post a little early!)
My son, Josiah, is almost three and a half years old. While this age is a lot of fun, it is also quite challenging! In our home there was no such thing as terrible twos. Although I have been in other homes where that was definitely the case. We seemed to have skipped that trying stage during the second year and hit it with a bang during the third! For the most part, I am truly, truly, truly blessed. Josiah is very well behaved, and does a good job at using his manners. I grew up having to say yes mam, no mam, yes sir, no sir and so on. So my kids are taught to do the same! He's got that down as well as saying please, thank you, and your welcome. He even blesses you when you sneeze and says excuse me when he burps! What about when he does the opposite of burping? Well, he just laughs! I guess that's a boy thing! But while it sounds like I have the perfect kid, I don't! He's three years old! He has issues with sharing, issues with getting along with his sister, issues with eating and he has now hit a new stage where he gets out of bed at least ten times before finally going to sleep! And let's not forget the full blown melt downs! Oh the joy of living with a three year old! Our children were born to make us laugh, make us cry and most of all they were born to break rules!
No matter how many lines have been crossed or how many rules have been defied, there is absolutely nothing that could possibly separate my son from my love. My rules are not made for him to obey just so I will love him. There is nothing that either one of them have to do in order to win my approval. Josiah and Ava Beth are my children, so my love for them is endless. What a relief to know that we serve a God that feels the exact same way about us! His love for us is endless and our faith in Him has made us sons and daughters of a King.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus
Lord, there is nothing I can do without you. Help me to walk in your spirit, to walk by faith and not by sight. Father please show me when I am relying on myself or relying on someone else to show me the way. I want to live under the power of the Holy Spirit daily!