Posted: February 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

“When it comes to the knowledge of this spiritual universe, I am a child. I can’t figure out how it works on my own. I don’t want to rely on my day-dreams of what I hope it will be like. I need a trustworthy Counselor. I have a Father in heaven who loves me and knows how to give me good things. He has given me His counsel. Why would I reject His counsel? Why would I think that I could know better than Him?”

A DEVOTED LIFE

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsel. Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! Psalm 81:11-13

When I was young, I could not wait to grow up.  I remember day dreaming about the time when I could have my own things and make my own decisions.  I felt very constrained as a child.  My parents decided when and where we would go.  They decided what I would eat and what I would wear.  They decided what activities that I was allowed to be involved in.  They made my work schedule.  They treated me as a child when I wanted to be treated as an adult.  I could not wait to be an adult and to experience the associated freedoms.

I realize now that…

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