Sunday, May 20, 2012


Every parent answers the requests of their children either, Yes, no, or later.  If you're a parent, do your children ask you for things?  Sure, they do.  Now, would you be a good parent to always say, “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes?”

Bedtime?  "You want to stay up till 2 a.m.?  Absolutely, yes.  Totally.  You need a Red Bull and some bottle rockets?"  That should always happen at bedtime, right?  

‘Oh sure, you can date him.  Completely fine.  He’s almost out of rehab, right?  That’s a GREAT idea.  GO for it.’  

'In time we'll see that our Dad was right.'

A good parent has three answers: Yes, no and later.  

Now -- why do we completely get that when it comes to parenting, but we have a hard time with it when it comes to God, who is our Father?

‘My prayers aren’t working.  I asked the Father and it didn’t happen.’  No - it worked.  He said ‘No.’  Or, He said ‘Later.’  He hears and answers every prayer, it’s just that He has three answers: Yes, no and later.  And in time, we’ll all see that our Dad was right.

And be blessed.

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