There are times when I'm sitting, playing with my two year old son, and I look at him and wonder: "What is he thinking about?"
He isn't at the point where he can fully communicate what he is actually thinking, but one thing is for sure- he has no trouble coming to me when he wants or needs something.
Aren’t all kids like that?
When I think about how much my son depends on me; how he looks to me for his every need; how he is so excited to show me something he has accomplished; and how he comes to me when he is hurt it makes me think of what my relationship to God should look like.
Do I go to God for my every need, or do I try to take care of it myself?
When I accomplish something do I give Him praise and honor first, or do I seek praise from my peers?
Do I run to His loving arms and give Him my pain so that I can forgive, or do I hold onto that bitterness and resentment and block people out so I won't be hurt again?
I'm so quick to try to do things on my own.
I think, "I'm a grown woman- I can handle this myself. I'm in control."
When in reality, I have no control. Only my heavenly Father does. He is God, and I am not.
God alone provides the finances so the bills can be paid.
God alone calms my spirit when I'm overwhelmed and stressed out.
God alone pulls me out of my pit when I'm depressed.
God alone gives me the ability to forgive and give grace and mercy towards those who have hurt me.
On my own, I cannot do it. Just like my son cannot fix himself breakfast, get himself dressed, or drive himself to church. He is my child and is dependent upon me for nearly everything.
We are God's children, so we should be dependent upon Him.
So now, what must we do?
Surrender our lives and look to Him, daily.
Lay down our pride and admit to ourselves that we are not meant to be independent but dependent because Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:4, "Whoever humbles himself like a child is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven."
So today, as your children are looking to us, let us look to God as the children we are; dearly loved and cared for greater than we could ever imagine.
Let us put our trust in Him and have faith that He is our Father, and He will take care of us.
Word of the Day:
"Whoever humbles himself like a child is greatest in the kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 18:4
Heavenly Father break my will and my pride. Help me to fully trust in You and believe that You are able and capable. Help me to daily lay down my crown of control and rest in the knowledge that You are God. Help me to, like a child, come to You for everything. In Jesus' Name, Amen
Author: Kim Crowe