• “God is sovereign, that is He is the boss. He is in control. He is the supreme ruler of heaven and earth for all of eternity. He is Lord. We don’t make Him Lord. He is Lord. And joy comes when we acknowledge that He is Lord; we rest in His Lordship. We trust His sovereignty, and we surrender to it. That means that God has the right to give, and God has the right to take away.” – Nancy DeMoss

Voices I Hear by Andrea Howard Hawthorn

The voice of self beckons:

Get out there and do something important and worthwhile.

The voice of my blond-haired daughter invites me:

Mommy, let’s play house. I’ll be the Mommy, you be the Daddy.

The voice of self lures me:

Stand up! Be counted among the useful and make the world a better place.

The voice of my infant son cries from his crib:

I pick him up and we rock together in the silence and stillness.

The voice of self bids me:

Work hard and seek the praise and applause of many.

The voice of my grown-up four-year-old daughter announces proudly:

Mommy, I colored this picture of Pooh for you.

The voice of self tempts me:

Make sure your talent is noticed and appreciated and bask in the spotlight.

Three small voices plead:

Mommy, we’re thirsty, will you get us a drink of water?

The voice of self cries out as I wipe a little nose for the twentieth time:

Lord, isn’t there a more glamorous job for me than this?

The voice of my Lord assures me:

“If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones … I tell you the truth, she will certainly not lose her reward.—For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to these little children.”

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