My children don’t like to share. Most of the bickering in my home revolves around the phrases, “I had it first.” and “She’s not sharing with me.” So, I decided to take a point from one of Bro. Bradley’s sermons from a few weeks ago and apply it in my home. Every time there was an issue with sharing in my home, I asked the offending parties, “Whose toy is this?” At first they would say, “Mine.” Then I would respond, “No. This is God’s toy. He is just letting you use it for a while. We should share our toys because God shared Jesus with us.” I’ve been most proud of this theological education and lesson on sharing that I’ve employed the past few weeks. My girls’ selfishness has largely been silenced through the use of such wonderful biblical logic. After my lesson on sharing, they would usually resolve their issues, although sometimes begrudgingly. Now when there is an issue and I ask, “Whose toy is this?” they have learned to respond, “God’s toy.” I’m so proud they are learning that everything we have comes from and belongs to God.
A couple of days ago, I was tucking Blakely into bed. I had my phone in my hand and she made a request. “Daddy, can I play with your phone?” I responded, “No this is Daddy’ s phone.” She quickly replied, “Daddy that’ s God’ s phone. So now you can share it with me.”
Out of the Mouth of Babes,