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My Battle Plan for "Beating" My Kids...(at the battle of the wills)

#1 When a "random" piece of Scripture starts popping up every-which-way I turn, I begin to think, "There's something the Lord wants me to learn from this."
#2 It's sometimes like a jigsaw puzzle, and when the picture comes together I see a new way the Lord is working in my life, and in this case, the life of my children.

My Battle Plan
The background:
One day, our oldest son was riding next to me in the van.  I began teasing him by whispering his name, then turning and acting like I hadn't done it and that I thought he was crazy for thinking I had.  (Silly teasing...anything to try and break his new found stoicism. :) ) 
This brought to mind a story from the Bible that I hadn't heard or thought about in a good, long time.  Actually, I even needed the boys help to nail down that it was a story of Samuel when he was still living in the temple with the priest, Eli.

Read it here: 1 Samuel 3

"Yeah, that's a cool story," I thought, and that …

How Big is God?: notes to myself (part 4)

How Big is God?
notes to myself

We obviously won't be able to answer this question.
Job 11:7"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?"
Unsearchable He's unsearchable and unfathomable.
Romans 11:33  Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
The Word This includes His Son, Jesus (aka "the Word).
John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

I AM He just IS.
Exodus 3:14  God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Life And His Son IS too.
John 5:26 "For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himsel…