Stumbling toys

The quintessential King of Kong. 4may08

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If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! (Matthew 18:6-7)

My dog, Charlie, loves his toys—especially his Kongs. They are hard rubber snowman shaped toys that treats can be put into. Charlie even has a purple squirrel Kong that he treasures. Charlie has this habit that when people go down the stairs to either the basement or outside, he will throw one of his Kongs down the steps as if to invite the person to stay and play. If not careful, this action could cause stumbling.

God has a perfect plan for each of us—his dearly loved children. As we follow the plan, the world begins to throw things at us to cause us to stumble. We can lose our focus on God and stumble over broken relationships, tragedies, bills to pay, work, and more. Picture worldly Kongs being thrown at your feet to invite you to stay where you are and play, which will draw you away from God. Pray for those who are throwing the Kongs that they may be enlightened to the grave travesty they are causing. Keeping your eyes on Jesus will help you maneuver through anything the world throws at you.

Prayer: I thank you, Lord, for your great promises in scripture. I pray that my eyes stay focused on you and what you are doing rather than what the world is doing. Amen

Faith Tip: The next worldly Kong thrown at your feet, keep focused on Jesus for stability.

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