I’m sure we are the ONLY family who deals with whiney kids, right?
Our girls are getting to the age where they are beginning to recognize their “whineyness”… or… if not theirs, that of their sisters.
Tonight we had a great chance to talk through what it means to be content.
We read through Matthew 6 as a family tonight, and spent a good deal of time talking through verses 25-34.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
I asked the question, “If God will supply all our needs… why do we still worry about things”.
My 9 year old had a very insightful response: “He provides our needs, but not always our wants”.
We spent some great time talking about the differences between needs and wants.
Our family concluded that, if we work on making God’s wants OUR wants, we may find ourselves a little more content, and a little less worried.