Staring out the kitchen window and capturing a moment; arms open to a superior truth from the everyday simple.
Standing on stilts to be noticed was this verse, "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself (or herself) as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:4
We are so preoccupied with our lives that we lose sight of divine directives.
Every day, our schedules compete with an Eternal perspective.
Do we really desire to be dependent on God...to be childlike in this? We say we do.
How hard it is to identify with "little children" - weak and needy individuals with no status or influence. Children are trusting by nature yet we distrust.
G.K. Chesterton wrote, "How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it."
As a child of God, we must grow a desire to diminish self.
There are choice opportunities everywhere to capture a mind that meditates on moments rather than the mess in life. Giving thanks in all things, the good and the not-so-good, is pivotal to progress in the Christian life with a mindset of making-the-most-out-of-every-circumstance. As we embrace everything with a grateful heart, our uncertainty will be answered with a new certainty of God's power and love.
Seeking beauty rather than seeing burdens
is a key component to the Christian life filled with joy.
God increases in our life when we reflect a child like perspective. To live in the wide-eyed-wonder of a world, your world, that unwraps itself in the simplest of truths - that wonder and worship grows out of smallness.
I want that crazy God-joy our son oozed this morning. To see the world through a pure lens. To live embracing God's splendor and the simple truths we brush aside under the microscope of our world.
Stay small and humble! It's a heavenly stance.
From the Heart of Deborah Choma
The Opendoors Institute
Corporate Trainer | Conference Speaker