Guest Blogger...Cara Putnam
On Wednesdays nights I lead a Ladies’ Bible Study at church. Right now we’re discussing Get Out of that Pit by Beth Moore (great book, by the way!).
There’s a fantastic group of women who participate in the study, and I love the intense and vulnerable discussions we have.
As I was sitting there last night, I had to smile. You wouldn’t believe how many times someone would give an illustration for a point and it would include an antidote about kids.
Now this is a room full of mothers - of all ages. Some of us have young kids, some of us are grandmas. Some of us are just now looking at an empty nest. But I think all of us have at least one child.
And frequently when we’re discussing what God does with us - especially related to His loving discipline, we’ll start by saying something like, "now think about what you do with your kids…"
I’m probably the worst offender. As the leader I get to kick off discussions, pull the comments others make into the framework, and keep things moving. So often, I’ll use me as an example. And if I love my kids enough to allow them to experience the consequences of some of their decisions or to yank them back from the edge of danger, how much more God does.
Cara C. Putman
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