Last night I was praying with C, and at the end I prayed that she and D would grow to repent and believe in Jesus.
When I was done, C said, “D doesn’t want to go his way.”
I wasn’t sure which “his” she was referring to, so I said, “What way does D want to go?”
She said, “God’s way.” Wow, I’m thinking. We’ve done something right. LOL!
Curious, I said, “So what way do you want to go?”
Like it was the most obvious thing in the world, she said, “My way.”
I was trying really hard not to laugh because I knew this was a great opportunity for witnessing to my daughter. I said, “Well, I am going to pray that God gives you the grace to go His way.”
She thought a minute and said, “I don’t want to go God’s way. I don’t like him.”
Horrified by now, I thought, well I wonder what she associates with God that she doesn’t like. So I said, “Why?”
She didn’t have much of an answer to that.
So I explained that it’s only with God’s grace that anyone can go His way. I told her that I would want to go my way and Daddy would want to go Daddy’s way, but God gives us the grace to want to go His way.
She said, “But I don’t want you to go God’s way.”
I said, “Well, what way do you want me to go?”
And in that same tone of voice that insinuates that the answer is quite obvious, she said, “My way.”