“Spit it out!”
I have lost count of how many times I say that to my one-year-old in a day. Man this kid will put ANYTHING in his mouth!
This is new to me. His older sister and brother did not have the genetic design to investigate everything single thing they touched with their mouth like he does. Nothing, I mean N-O-T-H-I-N-G is safe from that sweet, slobbery, eight-toothed trap.
This morning, when I noticed he was rolling something around in his mouth, I commanded “spit it out”. He began to bring it forward with a little smile like he knew I was in for a surprise!
First he brought out one wing.
Next a (not so little) insect carcass.
Finally the second wing.
I think he laughed at me as I totally freaked out when I realized I had bug parts in my hand.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wish there was someone around to tell you to “spit it out” in a sense?
Maybe you are having negative thoughts or about to make a bad decision or say the wrong thing. Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone would just command you to hand over the bug guts and stop you?
It is difficult to develop relationships in our lives that allow people close enough to have access to our “almost” moments. Instead, those “almost” moments happen and people get to see or even sometimes experience our “I wish I hadn’t said that” or “I wish I hadn’t done that” events.
I have recently taken a look at the people God has placed in my life for this season. The common thing I hear them saying about every aspect of my life is pray. I appreciate the encouragement I get from those around me and Lord, I thank you for those close to me and I pray that I listen to the voices when they tell me to spit out the bug guts!
“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 NIV