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Mar 19, 2006

Growing - Child

I remember the first day when I met Jesus, what a wonderful time we had. That went on for a couple of years. However as I grew in the knowledge of God I somewhere lost the knowledge of what I was in God's eyes.

I watched a father and son playing yesterday. The child was about 3-4 yrs old and was running around in his wobbly steps, his dad was pretending to chase him and they both were having a real good time. Now, the same child a few years later would just go on with his friends and maybe forget to think of his dad. Later would be married and start thinking about his family and wife etc......I am sure the time they had yesterday they will never have when the child is 20-30 or 50 yrs old. The older human beings get, the lesser we tend to relate and spend time with our parents, because we have our own agendas, because we're grown ups-little do we think that no matter how old we become we'll still be children to our parents.

The same is true for our spiritual life, the more we grow in the Lord, the more we start thinking "Oh I know this Lord, I know that Lord, I've read this verse before..." and tend to decrease our fun times with the Lord. We no longer go to God with the same enthusiasm as we did when we first met him. No longer, does living with our Lord Jesus excite us to the point of utter joy and laughter. Why? I guess somewhere in that growing we forgot, that God is still our Heavenly Father. He still thinks of us as His little children, still expects the same giggles and joys we used to have when we were new borns. Still waits for us to totally depend upon Him for all our needs, still waits for us to sit and have a time of enjoyment with Him, still waits to hear our voice reading the Word of God as if it was a brand new book. Waits to explain new things to us from His Word, even if it be the same verse or chapter.Waits for us to go running to him for every silly reason like children do.

As is written in Matthew 18:1-4 "1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. "

The key to enjoying our relationship with God is to be His child, so what if we're 99yrs old in earth years, God is still our Daddy.

How much of a Daddy does God want to be for us? Isaiah 46:3-4 answers that

3 "Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Even to our old age and gray hairs, God wants to take care of us and what was I thinking. Do you remember how much fun it was being a kid? No worries of food, clothing or shelter, because we had a dad taking care of us. We just had to listen to what daddy said and everything else we needed was taken care of. We had to just let daddy know our need and he would meet it. If our earthly dads and moms could do so much for us, how much more our Heavenly Father wants us to have that same kind of Faith in Him every single day of our life on earth, even to our old age and gray hairs.
Thank you Lord for reminding me that though I am growing in the Lord but still am a child to You and you're constantly watching over me like a mother and father watch over there little ones.


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