Father's Hand on Top of Ours


Question: How do you teach a child how to draw when you’re scribbling yourself?

It’s really not complicated when you remember that the Master Teacher is involved with the process, too! If we’re obedient and soft, then we will all be learning together. Even if you’re learning the very same things that the children are, you can still be useful to God. You don’t have to get it “just right” or have the perfect words or perfect execution. Why? Because it isn’t dependent on us—the government is not on our shoulders. We participate with Him on whatever level He brings about for us and we’ll trust that He will work through it on a level that surpasses our capabilities. Very few of us are sitting in this environment right now because of our parents and the fabulous job they did. For most of us, our parents probably didn’t show us the ways of God very well. Yet, somehow, the Master Teacher was able to compensate for our environments and situations because we chose to have soft and teachable hearts. Then Romans 1 kicked in for us. “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made...” God testifies of Himself that it’s not totally on our shoulders to communicate perfectly and accomplish every last thing. That’s not an excuse for laziness, sloppiness or immaturity. If we put all of who we are into it, and if we are truly doulos—slaves—then God will work with us, as the Master Teacher. He’ll work with us on a level that surpasses our capabilities. Our Father has His hand on top of ours, helping us to draw. : )

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