Hey, Mini-Women! You've started sharing your God-cries, which are exceptionally, well, exceptional! Here's what we have so far as we call to God to get us out of those closets we've been trapped in --
Set me free! I don't want to be in here! This place is heinous! Get me out! I'm scared! Unlock my closet. Help me look up! (instead of back into that eerie cupboard)
Keep those God-cries coming. I'll post them every time, okay?
Another person who cried out was a guy named John the Baptist. You remember him, right? He came crashing out of the wilderness in a very strange costume, eating locusts and wild honey (sounds pretty gross, yes?) and yelling for everybody to repent.
Sounds like a crazy person.
But he actually had good news. He said if people would repent they'd be ready for somebody who was coming after him who would save them from themselves with all their sins and bad stuff. That word "repent," though - that doesn't sound like good news. That sounds like "tell everybody what a dirty rotten sinner you are."
Today we're just going to focus on WHAT direction of ours needs changing. Then, on Friday, we'll talk about HOW to change it.
So, on your calendar in the squares for December 8, 9 and 10, write in one small wrong direction you may be going in.
Those might be things like: (the words to put in the squares are in purple)
! yelling at my siblings
! being irritable with my mom
! playing video games when I should be doing something else
! arguing with my dad
! envying other people's stuff
If you want to share them with us, you know it's safe to do that here. If not, you can still comment, and tell us what you know about John the Baptist. Impress us!
! wanting to be better than everybody else