Saturday, September 09, 2006
Macomb Balloon Festival
Yesterday was the opening of the Macomb Balloon Festival. It was an impressive sight to watch all the balloons fill up and then take off. It was equally fun to watch my kids running around and playing. Gabriel found our neighbors' kids and ran more last night than any other time in his life! Moriah trekked around (with me chasing her)like crazy all over the place.
What's amazing is before we came, we told Gabriel we were going somewhere, but it was a surprise. Of course, he then didn't want to go, not sure of where we were going, he was a bit intimidated. Every time we do this, we're usually going somewhere fun, but he forgets. His trust that we have something good for him was stretched and because he wasn't sure, he tried to bring on such a bad attitude that we wouldn't go at all. But he had such a good time when we got there that he was glad we went.
That's so like us with God. So often He desires to take us somewhere and keep it a surprise--He has a great adventure for us--but our trust is such that we throw an attitude and don't want to go. But when we actually get to where He is taking us, we have a great time. If only we would trust Him completely and be truly willing to go wherever He leads and not have to be dragged kicking and screaming.
Where has God been leading you that you've been unwilling to go? Do you really trust Him? When have you learned this lesson?
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