You know, and you know that you know, don’t you?

July 25, 2009

Ever have a “gut feeling?”  Sure you have; we all have.  And those of us who stay out of trouble go with our gut more often than not.  Because it’s right.  More than once I have been in the position to turn away a potential ministry partner for no other reason than my gut said to, or some one I trusted greatly had a bad feeling.  The feeling was right every time.  And my guess is the same thing has happened to  you.

Chapter 15 in 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, Suggests that we, “Develop and follow you ‘mothers intuition’ and ‘father knows best’ instincts.”  (page 143)

Hagelin contends, and I agree, that our intuition, when it comes to judging people and protecting our children, comes from God.  “Listen to the voice inside you that says, ‘something isn’t right here’ and then act on it.  As a parent, you are the first and last line of defence for your children.  Ans as the saying goes, ‘Better safe, then sorry.'”   She continues, “I believe that the Lord gives parents that instinct to protect our children.  It can be trusted and should not be ignored.” (page 144)

Think about this for a moment.  Have you ever seen an adult Killdeer when you got to close to the babies?  They pretend they have a broken wing, they flop around and act like they are injured so that you (or the predator) will follow them and not go after their babies.  We had a Junco build a nest in one of our flower pots, and whenever we got near, the parents would fly a few feet away and do whatever they could to distract us, to keep us away from the nest.  If some of the dumbest creatures on earth (remember they are birdbrained) have the natural ability to protect their young, why wouldn’t we?

We would die for our kids.  Right?  So don’t be afraid of “looking silly” by going with your gut feeling.  It is the wise thing to do.

A verse has been visiting me through several sources lately, including this book.  Proverbs 27:12 says, “The prudent (or wise) see danger and take refuge, but the simple (or foolish) keep going and suffer for it.”    Trust your gut.  Protect your kids.

30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, 2009, Rebecca Hagelin, Regenery Press

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