I want Victoria to be able to see the wrong that she does. I want to instill into her at a young age that it is ok to make mistakes, but she needs to own up to them and not place the blame on others. When I hear the commandment “do not take the Lords name in vain” I interpret it differently than most people. I am not going to try and deny that I use Gods name in other ways than praying. When I do this I am not actually “damming” God. I am not blaming him either. The way I interpret do not take the Lords name in vain is exactly what it says. Don’t curse God, don’t hate God, and don’t blame God for bad things.
A few years back before I was saved I would literally wake up every morning and tell God that if he was real, I hated him. That to me is taking his name in Vain. I do not want Victoria to get to a point in her life where she thinks everything wrong thing is because God hates her. I want to teach her early on that God has a plan for everything, and he does answer every prayer; even if the answer is no.
This goes back to the trust issue. I want her to trust God, and at the same time I want her to know that he is not out to hurt her. I don’t want her to hate God.
I can’t really expand much on this because it is so cut and dry for me.
I want her to understand that she is going to make mistakes, and that is ok.
I want her to own up to her mistakes and not place the blame on others or God.
I don’t want her to hate God.
I can’t make it clearer than that J