Living Life as a Child of God.
Do you remember being a child and having no care in the world? When you didn’t understand something and questioned an adult about it, they’d tell you that you didn’t need to worry about it or to just wait until you grow up! You just went on your way, didn’t you?
Well now that you are “grownup,” when you are faced with questions and concerns that push you into fear, anxiety and worry, you have a choice to make. When they arise will you still view your life through the eyes of a child? Or will you own it and hang on to all the attachments along for the ride.
Someone once said to “see the world as if for the first time; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free.”
I’m sure this isn’t new news to you but you are a child of God and since that is the case you have been given the opportunity to be a kid all over again. You get to live free. And you get the chance to teach your daughter to do the same! As His child, you have the phenomenal honor and privilege to view life through the eyes of a child –you get to walk with a whole new perspective of the world around you.
If you were to take a moment and view your life as His child, would that problem or decision that you are facing right now not appear to be as wieghty anymore?
Would the overwhelming nature of your daily schedule not consume your mind anymore?
Would you find yourself stressing out as much?
Would your questions and concerns carry the same life crippling fears and burdens?
As you ponder these questions, I’d like to offer you three “R’s” that’ll help you and your daughter collectively choose to no longer view your concerns the same, but to put on the same nature of a child – trusting Him with the answers.
- Remind – remind each other of who God is. God is all-powerful, all-knowing. He is our protector, our friend. He is a way-maker, our comforter. The list goes on and on! We must strive to remind ourselves daily of who God is in our life, building up our confidence and trust in Him.
- Read – Read the Bible together. Joshua 1:8 tells us that when we meditate on this “Book of Instruction” we will prosper in everything that we do. Set aside some time this week – even today – to open up the Bible and simply look at how God takes care of his children.
- Reflect – Reflect on your day together. How was school? Did anything happen that could have gone better? If so, let’s talk about it. How did you feel about it? What could you learn from it? Share answers with each other while thinking of the old but true question, what would Jesus do?
Living life is one thing. Living life as a child of God is another! My prayer for you and I, as well as your girls is that we never grow up.