"God is God. I dethrone him in my heart when I demand that he act in ways that satisfy MY idea of justice."
Leigh McLeroy (author of The Beautiful Ache and The Sacred Ordinary) posted this quote this morning on Facebook. Her response...and mine...was "Ouch." It goes so perfectly with the lessons God has been teaching me in the past few years about Who He is and what that entitles Him to. Just the other day during school, the kids and I were talking about the fact that as Creator God, God has the Absolute Right to demand anything of us He desires, and to bring any circumstance into our life He chooses. Thankfully for us, His love ensures that those things will always be for our ultimate good, as well as His amazing glory.
Shortly after that, I ran across a blog post I had written two years ago. I almost laughed when I saw the title and introduction, considering how many times in the past two years God has cemented this lesson all over again. I've been going through past blog posts for a project I'm working on, and it has been really neat to read things I'd almost forgotten I'd written, and to see God's work over the past few years. Since I'd already been thinking of incorporating the above quote into a blog post, I decided I'd repost the 2007 version today. :)