Seeing things through the eyes of a child is eye-opening to say the least. Jesus admonishes us with His words to repent of our sins and to consider life from the perspective of a little child (Matthew 18:3). We are never too old to have that child-like perspective on life.
We all have our “little child within us” that we were, are, and always will be. We simply need to spend some quiet time accessing that fun-loving, creative, innocent, and maybe even wounded part of our self.
We continue our healing process in body and soul when we surrender that vulnerable part of our self to God. He is waiting with open arms for us to run to Him and be glad (Psalm 5:11). He has our best interest at heart, and He cares about us (1 Peter 5:7).
As a younger Christian, I used to attempt to snatch God’s blessings from His hand…impatient and insistent. One day He cautioned me, “Just be still and know that I am your God. Just wait on Me and My timing.” (Psalm 46:10, 130:5)
Ever since then, I followed this advice, and He always gives me what I need, when I need it. As I walk in His presence through all of my chores and responsibilities all day and night long, He blesses me continually with His help, as well as good and beautiful things to enjoy.
For instance, right now, my entire backyard and half of my front yard are FULL of wildflowers that are such blessings, even though many people might call them weeds. However, to quote our five year old grandson Charles, “Look at all of the beautiful flowers.”
We, with all authentic Believers – past, present and future – make up the temple of God (Revelations 21:1-4). He dwells within us individually and corporately, giving us every good thing from His storehouse of blessings as we wait on Him (Micah 7:7).
Father God, when we come into Your presence for salvation, You first heal our spirit through rebirth and regeneration; then You sanctify our soul; and eventually You glorify us with an immortal body. We spend our lifetime, as well as eternity, in Your glorious presence, enjoying the riches of Your love for us.
When we come to faith in Christ, we are no longer refugees and outsiders, but You adopt us as Your children into Your eternal family (Ephesians 1:5, 2:19-22). You unite us in You, with Believers from all over the world, as well as throughout every generation, just as Jesus is one with You (John 17:20-21). We rejoice in our salvation, and delight in You, and in Your love and care for us.
Thought for the Day:
We nourish our love for God by living in His love, obeying His direction for our life, and daily looking for signs of His love and mercy toward us, which provide us with eternal life.
– Jude 1:21