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Tonight, my youngest son, Sammy was running around the house with a plastic pirate sword while his sister chased after him yelling that she had the pixie dust he needed. My understanding regarding pixie dust is limited to knowing that it flows from the heart of Tinkerbell and is used for magical powers such as flying. I think. (Disclaimer: My knowledge of pixies is probably inadequate as I’ve been a boy mom for 20 years. I’m still figuring out the whole girl mom thing. I love the exploration!)

While observing my children’s playtime, I thought about how we daily run around fighting the fight of life. The fight may be classified as our jobs, relationships, or anything else difficult. We all have strategies (swords) for how we handle the fight. We run full speed ahead and take on whatever we have to in order to claim victory over the day. And God runs with us, right?

Now, don’t take me the wrong way. I do not want to compare the power of God to pixie dust, but as I was watching this exchange between my innocent little ones playing I couldn’t help but think of how we have a tendency to try to control our days and situations with our own swords. We are more than okay with God running with us. However, shouldn’t we be making sure we are running with Him?

Abraham Lincoln said, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

I’m making a conscious decision to make sure I am on God’s side rather than worry about if He is on mine. I want to run with Him.

John 15:5

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (N.K.J.V.)

These are my thoughts for today… You know, those kiddos can spark some thought provoking spiritual analogies. Who would have thought?

Has God recently shown you something new through your children?




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