"Mama, does God control me?"
"No, little guy. God gave you free will to choose to do right or wrong. God wants you to freely choose to love him and if you didn't have free will you couldn't really love God. Does that make sense?"
Later in the evening I thought I'd review a bit of our conversation to see if any of it had made an impression on the three year old.
"Lil' Guy, does God control you?"
"That's right. What gift does he give you so that you can freely choose to love him?"