Five Minute Friday- Linking up with my sisters hosted by Kate Motaung. A time to let go of edits and specifics and let the words flow. Each Friday a new writing prompt is given and the timer is set. Ready…
Obedience. This is a concept I am working hard to instill in my little one. It’s hard work and takes a whole lot of consistency. As I watch him grow and take this journey of obedience with him, I am learning so much.
“Colby, come here, sit down with mom and let me put your shoes on…”
“Colby, pick up your bowl of cheerios and bring them here, they do not belong on the floor…”
“Colby, sit here, we do not stand on the couch and climb around like a crazy monkey…”
The direction starts as soon as our eyes open in the morning and it does not stop until our heads hit the pillow at night (and sometimes even later…)
But do you want to know something cool?
I am starting to see him get it.
I see a little boy who truly wants to be obedient. He wants to do the right thing. Just sometimes distractions or hiccups happen. They just do.
I can literally see the wheels in his mind turn as I ask him to help me pick up his shoes, or close the door for mommy, etc. And in the moments he hears, and responds with obedience, I cheer. Literally cheer.
He gets it!
I do not love him more when he obeys, or less when he disobeys. I will always be crazy about my boy. But instead, I celebrate with him. I celebrate that today, in the little moments, he is choosing to obey.
I wonder if this is but a small picture of the way God looks at me when I obey?
“Chelsea, go over here and talk to this person for me…”
“Chelsea, move here with your family, I’ve got some plans for you…”
“Chelsea, log off the internet for a minute and come here, we need to talk…”
Simple, day to day obedience, right here and now.