Before you get any thoughts about my parenting skills, that Rebellious Child in the title is referring to me. It in no way reflects my Father's ability to parent. I've learned that the hard way.
So, here is what happened to me this morning. Upon waking, I usually lie there for a while praying. This morning's prayers were specifically for Jordan (she's coming home this weekend), Seth (who is living out in the field in the horrible weather), Emily (a friend's child who is sick, again), and our country. Now, the big one that has been on my mind as of late, is our elections. I've been praying at every opportunity whispering prayers. I've also been checking the online news at every opportunity...too much. I've been very convicted about it all. Each day I would go to various news agencies at least ten times a day! I'd call that quite obsessive. So, this morning, I prayed that I would not be so obsessive about it all. I told myself that I would go the day without checking the political news once. After prayer, I grabbed my phone, played my sisters and a friend in Words with Friends, then checked the news. I have the app for one news network and read the headlines. I clicked on the storm news and read over it. Then I clicked on a political headline. I immediately did what I believed God was telling me to let go of. But, a funny thing happened. When I tried to open it, my phone immediately went to my regular phone settings and turned off. I clicked on the news again, then tried to open that political story. Immediately, it turned off. God was speaking to me, and I disobeyed. I put my phone down. Even though it may seem like such a little thing, I am so giddy that God cares for me even in the things that seem so insignificant.
So, I'm going cold turkey on politics. When I think of checking the news, I'll just pray. God is the one who controls the rulers of this earth, not me or my obsessiveness.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri