Looking back at my life from time to time, there are moments I can tell you I have seen God. There are times I can tell you I have questioned God and have also felt like I have been alone without God. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t care . However it’s just the opposite.
As parents you try to let your child gain independence slowly. You want them to be able to care for themselves one day, but you also don’t want to teach them “how to” all in one day. God does that too.
So when you let your child dress themselves in clothes that don’t match, or you let them choose their hairstyle, you are teaching them how it is to make choices. God does this as well. He lets us get up and choose everyday to worship him or not. Or better yet, how we will. Will it be a song or a verse today? Prayers of praise or will we ignore him? Whatever we choose, he allows us to do.
Then you have times as parents were you have to allow them to be tempted to see if they remember what you taught them. Maybe it’s a simple, “Don’t Chase the ball if it goes out of the fence” rule- or maybe it’s much harder than that. Even as children we know what we should and shouldn’t do. So again, God does this with us. But he allows us to be tempted. He allows us to choose what we think is right and wrong…
We won’t always make the right choices and he knows that. He loves us enough to hold us and tell us that we can choose better next time.
I know that right now I may not be an “Earthly” parent right now, (because my son is in heaven), but one day I hope to parent like God. Full of love. Full of forgiving grace. Teaching right from wrong. But until then I will try to let God parent me… because I want him to use me in great ways, not just for the small stuff.
– Marli Wright
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A little about me:
I am Marli Wright. I am the writer of Just Being Marli. I am also the owner of Marli Visuals as well. I am from a small town in Southeastern Oklahoma. I am not a fancy writer by no means, but if you understand it than its a God thing.
A little about this page:
Just Being Marli was created by me for many reasons. It all started on Instagram where I hashtaged #JustBeingMarli with photos of me or quotes that I had written. Many people started to comment on it loving the idea.
A little about this blog:
This blog is to inspire people. I and literally, "Just Being Marli.". God created me to be me. He has plans for me, and I believe this is one of them. I feel like I am called to write each post and that is what I strive to do. I am a Christian and I do fail often. This blog is just a place where I come to write verses and thoughts that have helped me understand God better. I do not have all the answers & I won't act like I do. However if you have any questions; please ask. If I don't know the answer I will try and find it for you.
What causes me to write:
June of 2017 I became a mom to a wonderful baby boy Rhett. In 13 hours I learned about love, grief, life, & death. After having to give my son back to God, my faith was tested. I write because I know hurt. I write because I know others know this pain and I want to bring hope. I also write, because I feel God has made me to do so. Most of all, because my son loved and that’s all he knew. Love. Pure innocence love. And he know is whole and healthy in heaven. I want to share that innocence God felt love with others through writing. That is what inspires me most.
In 2019 God gave us a beautiful Rainbow baby girl, we named Selah. God showed us his promises are true and he never breaks them. He showed me how to have joy and hope again. And because of Gods love and grace; I have two beautiful babies.
This blog may have started as a hashtag, but now it has meaning that is deeper than even I imagined.
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