Babies...

So I have a fascination with the study of the birth order which started when I read the Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman years ago. Whenever I talk about the birth order, my kids make fun of me and roll their eyes! It's an interesting study though, and it's fun to watch it play out in our family. Watching the baby of our family develop is newer, and it's entertaining. The babies of the family (according to the book) tend to be the class clowns. Many comedians are babies of their families. I love the way Cambree, our "baby", tries to keep up with what's going on in the house. In her silliness she has talked about doing homework for years now even though she's five. She talks about stress and picking her college roommate, and she can quickly switch to Legos and Star Wars when the need arises. Many times presidents and CEO's are first born children, but David, the youngest in his family, was king of Israel. Even though Psalm 119 doesn't have the label of King David, tradition says that David was probably the author. If he was the author, verse seventeen sounds like the baby of the family. "I will obey your principles. Please don't give up on me!"(The baby of the family never wants to be left out.) I feel like saying this prayer to God, "I'll get it, really. Please don't give up on me. I'll obey you." Do you ever feel that you're failing too much, and maybe God will just stop using you or blessing you? The psalmist felt that way. Let's be encouraged that God will never give up on us.

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