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My Kids

I have 3 kids and my neighbours have kids
The neighbours kids come over to my house and play with my kids.
They use my computers, play with the children’s toys, watch DVDs,
Eat my food, use the bathroom, even sleep over the night,
But they are not my kids.
To those who do not know us they may seem like our kids,
But they are not.
I do not discipline the neighbourskids,
I may tell them to stop doing something or limit what they do
But I will tell them to go home if there is a problem.
They will never be my kids unless I adopted them.

My kids think they can discipline each other and their friends,
They fight and squabble,
I even hear them imitating me usually for some selfish purpose,
So they can be first to use something
Or so they can take over a game or a toy,
All it does is get themselves into fights and creates animosity between them,
The best way to sort it out is to intervene separate them
Remove the thing that is causing the problem.
And though they often cause me grief
And though they do not always get along together
They are still my kids and I love them.

5 November 2006

References:
Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Heb 12:8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Gal 5:15  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

© Stephen Share 2006

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