PICTURE: mom and Linus playing tug. Can you guess who the winner is? Mom has been taking care of me since I got my teeth out. This morning, Linus really wanted to play, so they played. Needless to say the 125 pound puppy won this round!
READING: Joshua 23-24. God's promises are good and He is faithful. But he also warns of consequences for disobedience and blasphemy.
Too often we blame God for the bad that happens. We ask, "How can a loving God cause or allow so much pain and hurt? Why doesn't God take away all the bad?" I'm grateful for a loving God that gives me free will. Maybe we need to ask, "How can I go against such a loving and faithful God?" It's time we take responsibility for our own choices! I can't imagine the pain that God goes through when he sees me, his daughter - his creation, make a choice that goes against Him. Rather than blaming God for my circumstance, I need to look at how I got where I am. I need to count my blessings. I need to seek Him out.
Joshua had this figured out if you ask me. I learned a lot from him.