November 8

Written by Bill Grandi on November 8th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Me vs You.

It’s always interesting watching and being around young children.  We have a pretty good number at the church and I absolutely love interacting with them. One minute they are running up to me and giving me a fist bump or a hug and the next minute hiding behind their mom or dad’s leg or just ignoring me.  Just this past Sunday a young girl-I’m guessing about 6 y/o-came running up to me as soon as she got inside to ask me a question. You need to know that she plays a game with me-she’s hot and cold. She has a beautiful head of hair and I asked her once if I could borrow some since I’m bald. Anyway, for her to come running up to me is unusual but she had to ask me a question: “Pastor Bill, who made God?” Aaaaah yeah.  🙂

Kids have their own world and to be honest want you to conform to their world. But we adults are not much different are we? I get irritated in slow traffic or when I’m cut off. Right now I’m dealing with some construction issues at home where I’ve been put off for 3 weeks. Is it him putting me off or is it me upset because the job isn’t getting done on my timeline? It seems to be an unending war between the kingdom of self and the kingdom of light. You bug me because you are not conforming to my kingdom wishes. AND YOU NEED TO CONFORM!

“Father, the battle always rages. My kingdom, my little fiefdom vs Yours. Help me to put mine to death and live in your kingdom as your subject.”


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    No, no much different at all. Slow traffic, things not getting done… but you are correct… it is the defense and expansion of our little fiefdom that tends to be right at the source. I need to simply allow my kingdom to become no more and move embrace God’s Kingdom… It is infinitely better anyway.

  2. That little girl’s question reminds me of the ones Virginia asked when she was littler – lol! Kids do live in their own world at times. As adults, we have to be careful NOT to do that, and focus on God’s kingdom instead.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. floyd says:

    I’m guilty of this too. It’s easy to overlook the faults of the ones that share mine. It’s a different story when other’s weaknesses don’t match mine.

    Lord help us…