Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Rambling About Neutral Influences

My friend Christie recently commented on a blog post about Everyday Talk (ch. 1). After spending some time studying the scriptures she reminded me of, I started sketching. Now, over a week later, I am not sure if this even makes sense to anyone but myself, and I humbly acknowledge it's probably all mixed up and wrong. But here is what I am thinking:

(I think I am making WAY too much of this.)

I'll try to get Chapter Four typed out soon. This high-speed thing makes it MUUUUCH easier!!!


Luke said...

Totally tracking with you.

However, the Bible clearly says that we don't see the heart of man--only God does--so while He knows the good or bad nature of our actions, we still have difficulty judging because we can't have proper perspective.

I'm glad He has grace and is responsible for sorting all that out [smile].


Jenny said...

Thanks for your comment, Luke.

Don't you think, though, that parents must attempt to draw out the motives of their childrens' hearts in order to train them in righteousness? I think that is what Jay is getting at in his book. I am reminded of Proverbs 20:5 - "The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out."

Of course I believe there is a difference between trying to understand the motives of your child and trying to assign motives to that lady at church who just dumped her work off on you at the last minute. ;-)