"Look, no bangs!"

This morning, as I cleaned, Lilla was jumping up and down on my bed. As she jumped she held back her bangs with one hand and said, “Look at me mom! Does it look like I don’t have bangs?”

Of course I played along and said, “Yes, I don’t see any bangs at all.”

She then replied, “Ah hah, I fooled you! I still have bangs, I was just holding them back.”

I then giggled and told her she got me.

As I went on cleaning my mirror though I began thinking about that. How of course I wasn’t fooled, I knew it and Lilla probably did too but we pretended and it was all in good fun.

Then I thought about the way we do that with God. We hide things, manipulate words and actions and think we have fooled God. We say, “Ah hah, gotcha!” in our hearts. But really, He is not fooled at all.

The Bible says, in 1 John 3:20 “If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”

God knows our hearts, our minds and our actions. He knows why I do the things I do and the tricks I play in my mind to justify. He does love me, this I know, but He also wants full obedience from me. he wants me not to only be obedient to Him in my actions but in my heart too.

Something I’m pondering today.

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