Monday, May 29, 2006

Galatians 3 for Tuesday, May 30th

(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!

8 comments:

momteacherfriend said...

I loved this chapter!

The linking of Abrahams blessing and promise to ALL who believe. That's us!
V6 Consider Abraham: "He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.

V29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

WooHoo!!!

V. said...

I had trouble focusing on my reading this morning - I have already read it twice and will have to read it again later to see what God has for me in it.

Lord, I'm praying for open eyes and an open Spirit today. How can I bless others?

Seeker4Christ said...

Galatians 3 journal: What strikes me is this: Gal 3:1 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? I haven’t noticed “bewitched” in the Bible before. When I’m back at civilization (camping with family now), I will be doing a search on Internet to see how many times that is in the Bible. Just because I am interested. And I love computers. And I love the internet and its accessability. Ok. I digress. As I was saying, to me, that seems like quite a strong word. Paul is known for his boldness and “shooting-from-the- hip speak-the-truth” kind of talk, right? {Ladies, correct me if I’m wrong about that. I get people mixed up, so hopefully this study will help me not to do that as much.} I am also struck by v6 that talks about believing God being credited as righteousness. That is an interesting connection that I haven't noticed or heard anyone talk about before. So, ladies; does that mean that all the time if/when we believe God we are being righteous? Are there other meanings of righteous as well? Like, I thought righteous meant upright, standing firm in your beliefs and doing the correct moral, ethical thing according to God's Word...you can email me at: seeker_4_christ@yahoo.com if you have a comment.

Kellie said...

I read. I was amazed by how Paul sounds like many of the writers of today. He based this on scripture (past scripture). I believe that many of our books today are inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT. As well as song. Just a thought.

Amanda said...

V, I thank you for your honesty. I am with you. Some days I really struggle in my reading. But the Holy Spirit has just recently showed me that it's okay to not always GET IT. Since the word is living and breathing, I believe we soak it up! Even when we don't feel like it, it is doing us good!

mighty minne said...

I read but I also had to read twice too. It kinda hard for me because I have to remember its someone else talking...
So does this mean we are all family? Since of course we are children of Abraham?

Sarah H. said...

i read. i understand what it says but i believe there's more to this chapter than what I can grasp now.

mommyofangels said...

I'm so behind, since being on vacation. This is my day to catch up... so here goes....

Freedom....
That's the difference. As a follower of Christ I am free from the bondage of sin and religion.