Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Like Little Children

      God says He wants us to come to Him like little children, so today I want to share three examples by little children recently.  Kids are often a reminder of what a softened heart looks like.
      JOY..... a little 2.5yr old fellow, Moses, was sitting in a short pew by himself.  The church congregation was about to sing Happy Birthday to someone and he got so excited. He was so happy that he not only clapped but smacked himself in the head with both hands.  When is the last time you were that excited for someone else?  Are we like Job 9;25  ''My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.''
     SHARING....  my little 3yr old friend, Jed, had a baseball cap on at church when his 6yr old cousin took it like she owned it.  He didn't fuss one bit but just waited patiently for her to return it when she was done playing with it.  Do you share your possessions with patience and without grumbling?  Proverbs 22:9  ''The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.''
     ASKING.... when I have friends over with kids, I often give out popsicles so they're kind of expected.  Before coming over, Jed asked his mom if he could have 'one of those things' when he got here. The mom says only if Angie offers you one.  So 'well can we ask her to offer us one?'  This reminds me of how I can twist my prayers into my will, instead of seeking God's will.  John 16:24  ''Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.''
     May we seek to be people with gentle spirits filled with kindness and love like the little children around us.