Yesterday, Bethel wanted to know why she had to take a nap.
I told her she needed one. End of discussion. 🙂
Not really. Actually, I explained that Bethel needs naps because sleep is a gift from God that will help her do right. I told her that as she was at that moment, she was whiny and complaining. Going to sleep would help her choose not to be whiny and complaining.
I could say this because God is helping me to see the importance of going to sleep when I am able and needing to. When I do this, I’m not making provision for my flesh, and I’m using a God-given resource for fighting my sinful desires.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Romans 13:14
Now I need more wisdom. Bethel asked if she could go without a nap. I told her if she could do right without a nap then she could go without one. I am not sure I want to do this experiment, since I already know the outcome. I suppose we’ll wait and see.