Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


Today as I was eating at my newly decorated dining table, I was thinking about the parable that I allow my grandson to touch and experience things that he is not mature enough to understand their worth or value.  As I was pondering this, I was looking at the string of pink pearls on our table.  They are a pretty garland that I was using for Christmas decorations.  They might break should he touch them, but what came to me was this thought: 


“Sometimes allowing our kids to learn from life experiences is more valuable than what they might break in the process.  I love my grandson more than the pearls.” 


The moment I thought this, the Lord quickened to me the very same parable in His loving joy when raising us.  Sometimes He allows us to touch kingdom things that we are not mature enough to appreciate, honor, value or understand.  Sometimes we have dirty hands. Sometimes we are not gentle with what He deems as precious.  Sometimes we are just plain dull and immature and yet He continues to give us His precious gifts because He wants us to experience and learn, and receive pleasure just as a child in his first delights.   My heart was warmed as I finished my lunch and pondered His wondrous love for His kids.


A couple hours later we pulled up in a parking lot and as I glanced at the car parked directly in front of me, I stared at a lovely string of pearls hanging from the mirror.  I smiled, and knew it was one of those precious God kisses straight to my heart.



Beloved, when I give you My pearls, I already know how you will handle them.  If you feel you have made mistakes with what I have imparted into your life, please release yourself from regret.  I AM intimately acquainted with all of your ways and sometimes I give you lessons of experience to help you grow and change.  Some lessons are not possible until you receive hands on training.  Yes it is true lessons learned are pearls of great price.  They cost a lot to give, but they also cost a lot to learn.  Always remember My beloved, that you are much greater worth to Me than all the pearls.


Matt 19:13-15 NKJV

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."  And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.


Matt 7:11-12 NKJV

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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