Why is Lot Coming?

Date

Feb 18, 2017

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Abraham

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Sometimes doing what God says is right, does not always feel good.  There are times that these decisions don’t just feel bad but they seem wrong.  Whether it is guilt or anger or some other emotion that influences our decision-making, we must default to what God says as right.

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There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.  Proverbs 14:12

I knew parenting would hurt.  I expected stress and frustration.  This is why I would tell Anna, “I really don’t want any kids”.  She knew from the beginning that I didn’t want kids.  They would complicate everything.  Now she, on the other hand, wanted two kids:  a boy and a girl.

Before we got engaged I was talking to my dad about how I didn’t want children while Anna did.  He told me it would be unfair to marry Anna without allowing her the right to be a mother.  Knowing that he was right, I conceded to compromising on our “kid situation”.  She wanted two kids and I wanted none…and we ended up with two.  That is compromise!

But I did win.  We have two awesome kids.  I love them with all of my heart.  I want to give them the best life.  But what that means is that I need to be disciplined in saying the word “no”.  Even though it is difficult at times to say no I know that it is the right thing to do.  It does not feel “good” to discipline my child, but I know that if I want my children to end up as mature-functioning adults I can’t “spare the rod”.  I definitely don’t want to “spoil the child”.

Sometimes doing what God says is right, does not always feel good.  There are times that these decisions don’t just feel bad but they seem wrong.  Whether it is guilt or anger or some other emotion that influences our decision-making, we must default to what God says as right.

- Pastor Kent

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