Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) “Start children off on the way they should go, and when they are old they will not turn from it”.
I heard a story about a young boy who was three years of age that was spending time with his Grandmother. As her attention was drawn elsewhere, her Grandson went along on his own. When the Grandmother finished the task, she noticed that he was nowhere in sight. That was when she started to call out for him. However, he did not come. After a few more times of calling and looking around the house she started to become concerned. As she turned around, she heard her Grandson say, “here I is”!
The Grandson’s reply would have provided the Grandmother with relief and comfort and also an opportunity for the Grandmother to provide a hug and / or direction for the Grandson.
The three year old Grandson acknowledged his Grandmother knowing that she is someone who loves him.
Our LORD is calling for us! He wants to hear from us. We need to be obedient and acknowledge Him. He is good and righteous.
Our Heavenly Father, thank you for your direction and for preparing us for eternal life. As we are your children, forgive us for not acknowledging you; as it is not second nature for us to recognize that you want to hear from us. Thank you for your patience, support and comfort. We turn to you and ask if you could keep us on the right path so we can provide right results. In Jesus name. Amen.