This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.
In one word, YES, He reminds me of one of the many ways I am inadequate. You’re supposed to say yes to your children more than you say no. I am really really bad at this. Unless it’s something easy and quick, often my response is no, because really, the requests never stop.
Now, what if God was that same way? What if His answer was always no? I often see myself as the petulant child looking up to the Father. My relationship with my children mirror my relationship to God in so many ways. I am of course the child in this scenario. Now, what if my Father always said no out of frustration? How would my days look different than they do now?
I’ll be here just trying to say yes more times a day than no to my children.
I recently said yes to getting a pet after about 5 years of my boys asking for one. I have to say the new kittens have been a blessing for the most part. The kids just love them and they provide me with hours of entertainment running around like crazy!
What has been your yes recently? How has it changed you?