Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Law of the Toddler vs. God's Grace

#toddlers #God'sgrace #performancevs.position

I’m sure you’ve either heard of “The Law of the Toddler” or seen it in action:

    • If I like it, it’s MINE.
    • If I am playing with it and you glance at it, it’s MINE.
    • If I can take it from you, it’s MINE.
    • If I am not playing with it but you go anywhere near it, it’s MINE.
    • If I saw it first, it’s MINE.
    • If I’m building something, all the pieces are MINE.
    • If you have it and I want it, it’s MINE.
    • If it remotely resembles one that looks like mine, it’s MINE.
    • If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes MINE.
    • If it’s broken, it’s yours.

Jesus Loves You, this I Know
            Are you scared that you are going to mess up your relationship with God, and Jesus will disown you? Don’t be. He says, “You are MINE!”

            Are you worried that someone is going to come along and talk you out of your belief in Jesus as your savior and Lord? Don’t be. He reassures you: “You are MINE!”

            Are you fretting that the problems and challenges you face will distract you from your walk with Him, causing you to lose your faith? Don’t be. He lovingly whispers, “You are MINE!”

Position vs. Performance

            When you meet God face to face, He’s not going to ask you how many good deeds you did. He’s not concerned with perfection, but position. All He will care about is Who you put your faith in. If it’s Jesus, He will turn to His angels and command, “Open the gates! This one is washed in the blood of My Son. This one is MINE!”


  1. Such a lovely piece to read this morning- makes me appreciate again how endless His love is!

  2. Oh Jeanette! I love this 'law of the toddler' and the photo that goes with it! And how we smile and shake our heads at the little ones who don't know how to share, and have trouble with that ourselves?

    Lord, help me to stop fretting, and to use my gifts and grace wisely!
    Great post :)

  3. Jeanette: I have seen the Law of the Toddler in action. The problem was, these were full-grown adults. Not very pretty. I know it is hard to see this law acted out but children need to be taught to share. Thank you for reminding us of this.

  4. Such wonderful and comforting words, thank you!

  5. You surprised me with the direction you took. :) I'm so thankful that I am His.

  6. Awesome! I love that he loves us even when we are broken.

  7. Thank you, Jeanette. I need to hear that over and over again.


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