This little dolly is the granddaughter of a dear friend. She is reading her Princess Parable Grace book and clutching her Princess Grace Doll. I was reminded of the message of the parable in this book and challenged again to live in the blessing of God’s pursuing love, understanding that grace “is the will and power to do what God desires.” Phil. 2: 3 Not my desires with my will in my power!
What is it that God desires? What is His will? Do we care?
I certainly know what my will is! I am tempted daily, multiple times to give in to the cry of what my will wants! We live in an age where entitlement and personal demands are rampant. We see it in our homes, relationships, schools, churches and communities. We saw it in the jungles of Panama. The human heart is wicked and deceived. Deception believes a lie that begins when our mind and emotions agree on an error and it is fulfilled when we will to do it. The world is screaming for personal rights…we hear it every day when one of us is complaining! Contentment is elusive and unattainable by the ungrateful heart. Whining and “woe is me” has become an acceptable sin!
As moms, God’s desire is for us to learn to walk in His way and to teach our little ones His way. They learn our way by watching and listening to us! We will be held accountable for the spiritual teaching our children receive from us. Seeing that they are nourished from God’s Word and given godly instruction is within our sphere of responsibility.
Many years ago, I sat in a hammock deep in the middle of the Panamanian jungle with my two little princesses, reading to them. Each book I picked up presented a unique challenge. It told a story but did not introduce my girls to a biblical worldview or a character quality they could incorporate into their young lives. I would purpose to impose these two principles into the pages of every book I picked up in terms they could understand that had eternal values targeted. My heart was burdened for just such a book, not just for myself but also for other young mothers who needed a tool that would give their little princesses both of these elements with a clear application and a pragmatic understanding of the Word of God.
My friend’s little granddaughter is being given the opportunity at a very young age to fall in love with a biblical parable. She will be challenged to respond to God’s pursuing love in the diary of Princess Grace at the end of the book. Her heart will be inspired to live outside herself and to adopt attitudes that will bring blessing on her life. This is the book I dreamed of as a young mom living on the Colombian border! Jeanna, my co-author, and I are blessed to be able to make The Princess Parable Series, plus our newest release, “A Royal Easter Story” available to you and your little princesses.
~Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America. Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California. My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights.