Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Look left, Look right..now Look to God!

I woke up this morning a little discouraged...I guess you can say not everything is going the way "I feel" it should be. However, I quickly was reminded that it is exactly the way God has planned it to be.

As I laid in bed wishing I could just throw the blankets over my head and stay there all day, I remembered a scripture in Deuteronomy 5:32-33 So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don't veer off to the right or the left. Walk straight down the road God commands so that you'll have a good life and live a long time in the land that you're about to possess.

I laid there in a bed a little bit longer pondering on that scripture and then I thought about an article that I had recently read.

It was about young kids getting in accidents because they look to the left and to the right - and then dash straight into an oncoming car. The safety experts were saying they know something that parents and teachers don't. They said that the children depend on the magic of the words to protect them from danger, rather than their senses and common sense. If you don't know what I'm talking about watch the video below. (Don't worry nothing bad happens! its actually cute!)

The article said that the familiar "look left, look right, look left again before you cross the road" is just a charm to young kids, according to the experts. The experts said that adults should not rely on logical explanations to make a young child obey safety rules. Implying that a better tactic with toddlers is an absolute prohibition such as, "No. You may not do that." They said instead of allowing kindergarten children and first-graders to turn the "left, right, left" street-crossing rule into a rhythmic head-nodding exercise signifying nothing, have the child identify something up on the road to the left. That way they're not just nodding their heads in time to the required ritual. Instead they're focusing.

So why do I mention this article? To make you think a little...of course! Just like a child needs to focus on what they are doing so they don't get hurt... so do we...and in Deuteronomy 5:32-33 it says just that!

You and I both KNOW what is to the left and to the right of us in our current situations and the word of God says that we should stay focused on God so that we can possess all he has for us! I encourage you to continue to ask God to direct your paths because afterall he is our "safety expert".

Proverbs 4:25 Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow.

That's Life by Kimmy G.


Mama Hen said...

Thank you for your comment on Mama's Little Chick! This is a great post you have written. It is so important for all of us to stay focused and let God lead the way. Sorry you did not feel well at the start of the day. Hope you feel much better now!

Mama Hen

KimmyG said...

Thanks Mama Hen, yes I felt way better after I remembered what the word of God said! Thanks for stopping by!

Nonna Linda said...

First of all, excellent post!

For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14