Giving Him All Your Marbles

3 10 2008

In Joshua Harris’s book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, he tells the story of a little boy and a little girl who wanted to make a trade.  Her bag of candy for his bag of marbles.  The night before they make the trade, the little boy decides there are three marbles he just can’t part with, so he takes them out and puts them under his pillow.  The next day, he gives her his bag of marbles minus three.  She gives him her candy.  The girl knows nothing about the other three marbles.  The little boy has a hard time sleeping, though.  He keeps wondering if she gave him all of her candy. 

What I want to know is have we given God all of our “marbles”?  Or are we wondering if He’s given us all of his?  

Until we’ve given God everything we have, we will never be able to know God’s best.  That means letting go of the worldly attitudes.  That means letting go of the foolish ways of the world and holding on to Him.  That means getting a new, Godly attitude about things. 

In the next few weeks, I hope to go back to why I started this in the first place instead of being a book critic. =) I recommend that you get a hold of I Kissed Dating Goodbye because I plan on going through it chapter by chapter sometime soon. 

Love in Christ,

Kelsea

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3 responses

3 10 2008
Julia

whats up kel
i liked this entry a lot
we all have trouble letting go of worldly things. i am trying to work on that
more later
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julia

8 10 2008
Sharon

“Until we’ve given God everything we have, we will never be able to know God’s best.”

That is so true! Wow!

I like your “Worth the Wait” picture. It looks really cool.

I was reading “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”. I don’t know why I haven’t finished it yet 😦

30 10 2008
Abigail Kraft

Hey Kelsea,

I love your blog! You have such a healthy view on boy-girl relationships…I know a lot of teens struggle in that area (I mean…all of us do) but it’s great to see that there are people out there trying to change the norm. 🙂

I have never read “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” but I found it very ironic that I found this post about it today because I was just looking through it this morning and making a mental note to read it soon.

I would love to keep in touch with you as we seem to have similar views on a lot of issues. I have linked my blog to my name. Stop by if you get a chance! 🙂

In His arms,
–Abigail

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