Conntecting the Dots

Simon Says

As a little girl, I remember playing games on the lawn with other neighborhood kids – games including “Tag,” “Hide and Go Seek,” “Red Light, Green Light,” and “Simon Says.” Did you ever play the latter?

Someone – whoever was lucky enough to play the role of Simon – stood in front of everyone else and called out directions to them: “Take three steps forward.” “Move one step back.” “Hop three steps forward on your right foot.” Those who dared would try to sneak an extra step or two forward. If caught, they’d be sent back to the starting line. If not caught, they’d reach the finish line first and become Simon for the next round.

What fun we had! I look forward to introducing this game to my grandkids when they’re old enough to understand it. I also look forward to teaching them about the directives God has given His children. Take Psalm 37:1-11 for instance:

  • V.1 – “Don’t worry about the wicked. Don’t envy those who do wrong.”
  • V.3 – “Trust in the LORD and do good.”
  • V.4 – “Take delight in the LORD.”
  • V.5 – “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.”
  • V. 7 – “Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”
  • V. 8 – “Stop your anger! Turn from your rage! Do not envy others – it only leads to harm.”

Take a moment to think about each of these directives. Which one speaks to you where you’re at today and why? Ask the Lord to teach you whatever you need to learn through it. And remember the rules…God gives the directives. If we try to wiggle our way around them, we lose. But when we follow them, we win.

3 Responses to “Simon Says”

  1. Tracey G.

    I think v.5 is where I am at right now.

    •V.5 – “Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.”

    Why? I think because I am not sure what I will be doing in this next chapter of my life. With my son no longer being home schooled I wonder just what God has in store for me next. Until now my role has been very much with my son dealing with his health issues and his education. It is very exciting to see the possibilities and v.5 is a real reminder that whatever it is God has in store for me next I need to commit EVERYTHING I do to Him, TRUST Him and He will help!

    Wonderful encouragement and reminder! 🙂

    Thanks Grace, oh and I did play many of those games as a child! FUN memories!

    • Grace

      Hi Tracey! Sounds like you’re in a wonderful place right now…watching and waiting with expectancy for what God has for you. Yup, this promise is a good one for you, my friend.

  2. Eileen Frazier

    V.5 is where I am, also. I have turned my life over to the Lord, my trust is in Him – he loves me, accepts me, and forgives me even when I don’t do everything right. He called upon me to become the 1st woman Deacon in the history of my Church. It has been such a blessing and I have learned so much – I thank the Lord everyday for guiding me and giving me this special role he called upon me to do.


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)