Go to Your Room!


In this excerpt from God's Blogs, find out what God might say if He wrote a blog about parenting.

Today, I decided to focus on parents of little kids. I know that a lot of you wish I had written a parenting manual. Actually I did, but it just doesn’t say “parenting” on it, and you have to use a bit of your own common sense to get how it all relates to parenting. It pleases Me a lot to see how so many of you figure out through all the trials exactly what you’re supposed to do.

I especially like it when you start seeing your relationship with Me as an indicator of what your relationship with your kids should be. I look at you and understand totally why you do what you do. You just haven’t learned yet. You haven’t grown yet to be what I know you will be. Certainly I AM often hurt and saddened, but I always know why you do what you do. Because I see your future, I know what the consequences and results of your actions and reactions will be. Much of what you are becoming is a direct result of the good you do, as well as the mistakes you make.

I know you wish you could see as I do while you try to raise your kids. But (just trust Me) there are things coming you don’t want to know about.

Still, I have given you the manual. You need to study it and then just trust Me as you follow it.

There is one thing a lot of you do that I think I might try. I heard about two million of you today say these words. “Okay young man, that’s enough! Go to your room!

Some of you said it differently, but all of you sent your kids to their rooms. Some of you did it because you thought that was punishment and they wouldn’t like it. Some of you did it because you were afraid if they stayed around close you might lose it, so you sent them up there while you calmed down. Some of you just hoped that if they went to their room they would calm down and come back with a different attitude. Good thinking.

Here is My thought: You worry and stress because you aren’t sure how to parent. Your nerves are shot because you can’t handle the schedule you have put yourselves on. You think things are supposed to be better than they are, and you put a lot of pressure on yourselves that doesn’t have to be there.

You forget to follow My directions, and you forget that I love you and want to take a lot off your shoulders. You become like your kids (in a bit of a different way), and you need something that will calm you down.The thing you do that I’d like to do too is send My kids to their room. That is you!

I want to send you to your room. And you ought to stay there until I tell you to come out. And now that you are older… I bet you would like it. Your room is the place where you can be alone and forget for a while all the stress of life and work. It’s a place where you can rest. The problem is you usually don’t show up there to rest until you’re so tired that you just drop.

And here’s another thing about your room that a lot of you forget: I’M in there. Of course I’M everywhere, but if you got sent to your room in the middle of the day and you weren’t allowed to come out for a while, and you couldn’t turn on the TV or the computer… you just might hear Me.

And you might stop and take a breath and relax and grab hold of some truth that would set you free. Your lives are too full of too much stuff. Many of you have forgotten what it means to slow down…to be still and know that I AM God. So I’M going to go ahead and say it: “Kids! Go to your room and stay there until your Father tells you that you can come out!” (Enjoy!)

Excerpt from God's Blogs

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