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My Relationship With God

A lot of things changed when I became a mother.

*My waistline
*My cup size
*My penchant for scary movies
*My relationship with God

It was like giving birth flipped a switch in my head. So many things made so much more sense. So many things were so much more profound. For example, my relationship with God.

You see, he is a parent. A Heavenly parent, but a parent nevertheless. And I know how He feels. When He is disobeyed. When He is disrespected. When he is deceived.

But, I also know what it is like to love a child so much that despite the disobedience, the disrespect, the deception, that I would give everything I have for that child. What it's like to watch that child make a mistake and cry, because I know that the consequences are greater than they understand. I know what it's like to have my heart broken simply because my child's heart has been broken by the world around her. And I know what it is like to yearn for that child to come to me to be forgiven and be reminded of my love for her. .

When I turn that around, and see myself as a child through God's eyes, I understand a little better why he wants me to obey. It isn't just because He said so, it's because there are greater consequences that I don't understand. I understand a little better why He lets us make our own decisions, rather than give in to the desire to direct every step we take. He needs us to grow an learn. And I understand a little better why He wants so badly for us to return to Him. I am His daughter, and He loves me.

It's as simple as that.

Rachel Sue is a stay at home mom who loves to read, eat, craft, blog and snuggle with her 4 little kiddos as often as they will let her. Read more about her burdens and her blessings at Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug.

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