Friday, August 19, 2011

There is a difference

She stood before me, knee-high to a duck, but full of confidence.

"You want to know the difference between Khartune Netwurk and Nic Joonyer?"

I barely heard her voice but I focused my eyes upon my granddaughter, and nodded my head, waiting to hear the difference.

"Khartune Netwurk has khartunes, and Nic Joonyer doesn't."

And just like that, I now knew the difference!

One of the beautiful qualities in children, is that they cut to the chase; children rarely beat around the bush. I looked at my granddaughter and said, "I didn't know that!"

She thought I was saying that, I didn't understand what she just revealed, so she reiterated it for me.

"Khartune Netwurk has khartunes, and Nic Joonyer doesn't."

"OK, babygirl. Thank You."

I now know some of the characters who perform on Cartoon Network (Khartune Netwurk), like Buggs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Road Runner; by the way, they do not appear on Nick Jr.

My granddaughter doesn't think I know very much about important things, and her pop quiz verified my lack of knowledge. Sometimes, I have that attitude toward God, that He doesn't know what I do about important things. You know, particularly the things which matter to me.

The bible says God knows:
  1. Those who are right (Psalm 1:6)
  2. The secrets of our heart (Psalm 44:21)
  3. Our thoughts (Psalm 94:11)
  4. Our physical makeup (Psalm 103:14
  5. What is hidden in darkness (Daniel 2:22)
  6. Our needs (Matthew 6:8)
  7. The Son (Matthew 11:27)
  8. The end of time (Matthew 24:36)
  9. The mind of the Spirit (Romans 8:27)
  10. The thoughts of the wise (1 Corinthians 3:20)
  11. Those who are His (2 Timothy 2:19)

The truth is that God knows and there is a vast difference between what God knows and the limits of my knowledge; yet I choose to offer Him my counsel, even though it is unnecessary.

The strange thing is that God listens to me when He already knows what's in (and on) my mind. I'm learning to stand on the precipice of grace, trusting in the Lord with all my heart (Proverbs 3:5). Realizing that God loves me unconditionally, without reservation, or regret. So on those times when I want to offer my opinion, I'll remind myself the difference between Khartune Netwurk and Nic Joonyer; confessing that I trust God with my life.

Dear Lord,

You alone are The Sovereign God who knows all things. You are teaching me to trust You, to love as You love, and to forgive as You forgive. Your grace oh Lord, is beyond my understanding. Thank You for the revelation of Your truth, the truth of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I offer up my praise to You; You are so deserving of all glory, adoration, and praise. You are righteous, holy, just and true. Thank You for intervening in ways which extend beyond my comprehension. You are able to do above and beyond all we can ask, hope, or think. You bless our lives daily by Your grace which is totally sufficient; through our weakness, Your grace is made perfect in our lives. Thank You for being Jehovah Jireh; The Lord Who Provides. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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A Peculiar Person said...

An awesome reminder! It's so true that we have no problems trusting God with the little things, but as soon as the "important" stuff comes up, we can start assuming that He just doesn't GET it.

Thank you!
~ Paula

Dianne said...

Great post! I especially loved the prayer--yes to forgive as he forgave and to love as he loved--oh to grow in His grace--

Joan said...

Wonderful analogy. I love you prayer and as Dianne said, oh to grow in grace.


Ella said...

Children do have a way of opening our eyes, while using such simple words to convey such meaningful concepts (if we are open to seeing, as you are). Great post.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

it's really do cut to the chase and they tell it as it is. Great reminder...liked the analogy

Sharon said...

This was just precious! What do they say, "Out of the mouths of babes"?! God is so patient with us, isn't He? He who is Wisdom, so often tolerates our misguided desires to run our own lives. Oh Lord, forgive us.

Great truths, MTJ - thanks.


Charlotte said...

How cute. What a great lesson this taught.