Being Called Out by a 9 Year Old

Posted by Unknown | | Posted On Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM

We went to the beach the other day with my parents and nephew and the rip currents were really bad.  The waves were crashing.  And even though I am a VERY good swimmer the rip currents weird me out.   Hezekiah too is a PRETTY good swimmer, but I only really allow him to go out only so far, continually reminding him to not go out too far.  I am sure it is totally aggravating to him, my one who lives more on the wild side.  

Hezekiah and the kids have been going to VBS in the evenings and the first night was facing your fears.  And his verse he brought home to memorize was II Timothy 1:7, "For God did not give you a Spirit of fear, but a heart of power, love, and self-discipline."  Hezekiah said to me on the way home, "Mom, you did not face your fear."  Me, "Yes, you are right Hezekiah, I didn't."  I continued to say, "I am afraid that you will get dragged under and drown.  You are definitely correct.  I need to trust God more and not be afraid."  

He called me out.  

We even shared this with Page later.  Page had a good response though, he said, "Well, God also gives you wisdom.  For example, if you are on top of a tall building and start walking along the ledge, Mommy probably would tell you to get down.  Because she knows that if you fall you could get hurt or even die.  God gives Mommy wisdom to know if something could be harmful to you too."    So what I guess I need is a good balance of not fearing and trusting God with the wisdom He gives me.  


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