Lessons from “The Chosen Weeping Prophet”

ImageHaving kids is one of the greatest blessings on the face of this earth and I love it when God uses these 5 blessings of mine to speak to me.  I had one of these moments today.

Every family with multiple kids has a child that is different.  A child who is gifted in the area of energy and mischief and for the Tisko Nation, Seth Jeremiah is “that child”.  From an early age he has lived up to his name, Seth meaning “chosen” and Jeremiah the “weeping prophet”.  Really. The Chosen Weeping Prophet! At night, he would cry. In his car seat, he would cry. When he wanted milk (his favorite), he would cry.  He was good at what he did.

Now he is 3 years old and has gotten a lot better but every now and then the “Jeremiah” rises up inside and he puts on a theatrical show of whines and tears.  One of those moments happened today.  It was late afternoon and I could tell he was getting tired.  Something happened that set him off and he was beside himself.  He seeks me out and asks for the anti-dote of his cries “milk”.  As he approached me I knew what he wanted but he was whining to the point that speech was jumbled.  I reply to him, “Seth, please stop whining, calm down and tell me want you need.”  It was at this moment God spoke to me.

Through my whining 3 year old, God said, “Look at him, this is what you look like sometimes to Me.”  How many times have I come before God tired, whining and crying about things only He could supply.  See, Seth is not able to get his milk and heat it up in the microwave without making a mess and putting himself in danger.  God is saying to us whenever you are tired, instead of whining and crying to Me, calm down and tell me what you need.  Do not try and get it yourself, because all that will do is make a mess and put you in danger.

Proverbs 3: 5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
 And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”

1 Peter 5:7, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

Isaiah 40:31, “Yet those who wait for the Lord; Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles; They will run and not get tired; They will walk and not become weary.”

So next time, you are tired and in need of something calm down and ask the Father, not trusting in your own ability but in God’s perfect promises.

Until next time……..

Pastor BWT

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2 responses to “Lessons from “The Chosen Weeping Prophet”

  • Mike

    Thanks PB ! It does say those that wait upon the Lord…. Isaiah 40:31 Thanks for the word very useful

  • Joshua Sauer

    So true. So many times I find myself pleading and whining to God when what I should do is calm down, take a step back from the situation and find what I really need. It is never good to act purly off emotion, we need to rationalize and really look at what we need instead of what we want.

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