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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Biscuit, We've Got a Problem!

The Chronicles of Biscuit:  Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

What a cute booklet Biscuit's 3rd grade teacher had them do on the 3rd day of class!  I was so excited reading through the pages and seeing Biscuit's work!  It was so cute looking at his answers, until this one:
Ummmmm.......Biscuit, we've got a problem!!  Yes, we do!  You don't like work, huh??  So much that you list it 3 TIMES????!!!  Apparently so!

It doesn't really surprise me that Biscuit put this on the paper.  In fact, it wouldn't surprise his daddy or his siblings, either.  Hard work doesn't seem to be Biscuit's strong point at the present time.  He'll work if it has to do with sports and anything that has to do with sports, but other than that - not too much!  We've got some work to do with that.  

Biscuit is the baby of the family and I think that it is natural to do things for the youngest.  We're all guilty - all five of us in his family.  We all "take care" of him and probably have for too long.  Some things he does very independently, but a lot of other things he doesn't.  Not good to do too much for the youngest!  It can make the youngest a tad bit spoiled it some ways (Ex.  WORK!).

Yes.  We've got some work to do!!

God expects His children to be workers, but like Biscuit, sometimes we're lazy.  We don't like work.  We don't like work.  And.....we don't like work.  Sadly, we often give the same answers to God that Biscuit gave on his booklet.  

Here are just a few verses that will help us when we get that "Don't like work" attitude when it comes to working in general.  These will help us remember that when we are working....however we are working.....we are working for the Lord and not for men.  

Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Colossians 3:23

Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. 
Proverbs 16:3
 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

2 Thessalonians 3:10

As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
John 9:4

So, yes, Biscuit, we've got a problem.  And we (rather, YOU) are going to start "working" on that problem on day five of 3rd grade! That's tomorrow, Biscuit --- so BEWARE!

On this Gratituesday, I am grateful that God is forgiving and patient with me when I get lazy and don't want to do His work.  My prayer is that I will be willing to work for Him earnestly and that I will always remember that in everything I do, I am working for Him....not for men.  I'm also grateful for the opportunity to teach Biscuit more about work!  We have lots of "work" to do, it seems! :)

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

LOL! Speaking of doing things for the "baby," my baby came home yesterday and asked me if I had some envelopes. I said yes. Then he said he had bought some thank you notes for his customers. I thought that was really nice! Then I looked in the Walgreens sack and saw that he had bought 3 nice greeting cards. I asked him where the envelopes were. He said he didn't have enough money for them....guess I messed up somewhere in teaching him the envelopes come with the card! I thought it was funny, but probably won't embarrass him by telling this story again! (He won't check your blog)

Dottie said...

How cute! I think I have days myself when I would like to list work as things i don't like! Thank you for the verses as well as the smile.

DoleValleyGirl said...

Such a sweet post -- work, work, work! I guess it starts young, doesn't it? Blessings, ~Lisa
(visiting from Heavenly Homemakers)

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by,everyone! Happy Wednesday! Lori

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