It seemed like one of the first words out of my kid’s mouths. Sometimes it meant, “Please clarify so I can understand better”, and other time it meant, “Please tell me your reasoning to see if I agree”. We all have used the word with friends, bosses and even God. What is that word? WHY. As a parent you are tempted to respond every time with, “Because I told you so”. Early on in my parenting experience I determined the “why” for understanding was good… but the “why” to determine if I had good reasoning would get the response- “now”!
How did I tell the difference? One “why” was asked as the job was being done or just afterward. The other “why” was asked before the task was started. The first “why” was for understanding and did not represent rebellion. The second “why” was full of rebellion.
This weekend we discussed that real faith is always followed by obedience. So is it okay to ask God why? Yep, unless it’s the “why” of slothfulness or determining if God has a good idea. Most of us would never say that out loud but, inside our lack of faith drives us to measure God’s plan.
The principle, “Light received brings more light- Light rejected brings darkness”, is experienced in the “why”. If you obey and ask “why” or if you trust God when things go south- you get more light!
Let’s make sure we ask “why” at the right time and for the right reason.
Miss the weekend? Here is the video teaching…