Children are very fascinating, especially the ones that grow-up in a loving environment.
Impossibility seems like nothing to them and they express such boldness in relating with people. Every child has a right to be loved and be themselves. I believe kids should enjoy the joy of childhood.
Sometime ago, a friend visited with his family on a short holiday. He has two lovely children and the older was about 4 years old. During their stay in Enugu, they visited the shopping mall. When they came back, the younger son J-boy who is about 2 or 3, came in with a football in hand. The story behind the ball is quite interesting.
When they entered the mall, the young boy noticed balls on display. In excitement, he grabbed one and ran down the aisle straight towards the checkout point (obviously) with no money, and undoubtedly without any worries on how to pay for it. The fact that he headed to the checkout point shows that somewhere in his mind, he knew the ball had to be paid for but the fact he had no money did not deter him at all.
Why? His father was with him.
J-boy got the ball he desired with no money in his pocket, even though his father may not have planned for it. Little wonder why Jesus said we need to become little children if we will enter the kingdom of God.
We had a good laugh over the incident but thinking about it afterwards, I wondered at myself. In walking with my Father God, sometimes I hesitate in doing what I am convinced He told me to do, typically if there is no cash at hand. Talk less of going for something that I like or actually need.
So I asked myself, does my friend love his son more than my Father God loves me? Of course, without thinking I emphatically answered NO! I know the scriptures.
[tweetthis]My Father God Loves Me and I know it![/tweetthis]
But in my actions sometimes, I realize that the answer my heart subconsciously echoes may just be YES; and that is a Problem.
So I have decided on a new ambition. I want to think more and more like a child in my relationship with my Father God each day. That’s what Jesus says we should do and I think it is the pathway to increasingly enjoying a dynamic relationship with God and living a fulfilling life.
Do you wish for the same?
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