I Want to Hear God

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“I want to hear God,” McCartney often says. We tell him that God talks to us in different ways, you just have to know how to listen. “No, I want to hear his voice, like they did in the Bible.”  Well, we assume, they heard his voice, but we don’t know.

I seriously don’t know what Scott and I were thinking when we bought the Children’s Bible, that was designed to read a story a night for a year.  It has opened so many cans of worms on topics that we are not prepared to deal with…. Those conversations could fill up another blog…. Any minister’s out there want a challenge?  Spend a few hours alone with our son when he’s in a questioning mood.

I digress. The heartwarming story…

“I want to hear God’s voice…”

This morning, I told McCartney to go downstairs and put on a polo shirt. “A what?”  “Find a nice pair of shorts, put on a short sleeved shirt with a collar and buttons, and your brown sandals.  That is what you should wear to church.”

Minutes passed.  I continued to get ready for the morning.  He was missed, but I figured he was fine.  He eventually came up with a long sleeved dress shirt and shorts.  “I don’t have a polo shirt.”  “It’s no big deal, you can wear a nice t-shirt.  It’s summer, we are going to Omaha.  God doesn’t care what you wear to church.”

“Mommy, God wants me to look nice.  I feel like God wants me to wear this. I just wish I could hear His voice.”

“Oh, honey, you CAN.”

“How?”

“Do you WANT to put on a t-shirt?”

“Yes, but that is not right.  God wants me to wear my nicest shirt and this it.”

I rolled up the sleeves, gave him a hug, and straightened up his outfit. “Something inside of you hears God, even if you don’t know it.”

Someday, he will understand. Faith like a child. My children teach me about God everyday. They are the best gift ever.

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