Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We Think We Know What We Want...

This week we are studying the pyramids in Egypt.

We did several pyramid building activities with our finale being our
(trumpets please)

Sugar Cube Pyramid.

My little "builders" were preoccupied with our building materials.

They were a buzz with questions like,

"Will there be any leftover?"

"Are we able to eat them?"

"Can I have 10 of them?!"

You get the idea.

As our project grew closer to completion, I prolonged their torture by having them calculate the number of cubes used as well as how many cubes we should have leftover based on the quantity listed on the box.

After they were finished building, I had our "foreman" deliver 1 cube to each child.

They were sooooo excited.

"We get to eat pure sugar!"

A child's dream come true for sure.

Or is it?

Within 30-40 seconds, two of our three children were spitting it out in the sink.

Completely disillusioned, they realized a mouth full of sugar wasn't all they thought it would be.

It was a perfect opportunity to remind them that our Father in heaven knows what our requests are and only provides those that are truly for our benefit.

We think we know what we want and what will be good for us. But truth be told, we have no clue.

I am so grateful that the Lord isn't passive in His care for me. He speaks to my heart about my desires and is steadily giving me the desires of my heart so that I will want what He wants for me-nothing more and nothing less.

Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 37:3-5

1 comment:

Andrea Bell said...

Love the dumptruck delivering the sugar. So very Elijah:) ehehehe I love getting to see the pics of what you do, makes me feel like I am a part of the fun, even when I can't be there:)

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