Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Stephanie is 4-1/2 months pregnant… halfway. I can’t help but wondering to myself what this baby will be like, will we get along? Boy or Girl? Passive or aggressive? I really don’t know what to expect, but I will love it, and I will prepare a place for it to live with me, And I will have rules that it has to live by, not because I like being the boss but because I know that if I don’t teach it boundaries it won’t know boundaries. When I was growing up I was completely convinced that my Dad really just liked to punish kids and enjoyed the “Power” of being the boss… now that I have my own child I realize all he was doing was trying raise us the best way he knew how… he might have made mistakes, but so did I, and so do I. And ultimately there came a day where I had to choose to either do the things my parents taught me, or make my own set of rules. It’s the same with God, he loves each one of us, and he has given us a path to follow, the question is will we follow in the ways that we are taught, or make our own set of rules? Its sad that so many people have chosen to change God’s teachings to make their own set or rules… the bible says that there is ONE faith…. If everyone is making there own rules they are no longer following his. I have made the mistake once of trying to live by my own set of rules… the thing is, to follow God’s way is better, and it’s actually easier once you stop fighting him… He doesn’t make following him hard, we do.
Posted by Andy at 5:45 AM