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This week's quote is easy for us to see in our students and children...
…but what about us?
It reminds me of my daughter when she was little…about 3 or 4. She was always easily distracted. I would send her to do something, and she would come back several minutes later having not even started on the assigned task.
One specific example…she had been told to pick up her room. Several minutes later when I got onto her, she said, "How can I possibly clean my room when I can't find my shoes?"
Obviously, I explained that she didn't need her shoes in order to pick up her room and sent her back to work on it.
That day the Lord brought to mind how my excuses sound to Him when I don't obey His Word and His leading. Much the same as my daughter's silly excuse for not cleaning her room, I'm sure.
"Obey right away," became a common phrase in our house.
We later added, "…and with a right heart."
Two simple things we teach children, but what an impact they can have when applied to our own spiritual lives!
Have a blessed day!