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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Daddy Can Fix It!

I'm always surprised that my two year old can teach me so much more about spiritual matters than any adult ever could. A couple of days ago, Myla walked up to me distraught that her bear's sunglasses had broken. (Yes, my daughter's bear has sunglasses. Thanks Nana!). After inspecting them, I tried to explain to her how they appeared to be unfixable. With a straight face and with extreme enthusiasm, she said, "Daddy can fix them! He fixes everything!"

I was struck instantly by her unabandoned faith in her daddy. Then God brought to my mind Matthew 18:3. Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

Most children truly believe that their parents can fix any and everything. The humble faith of a little one is the faith that God expects from all His children. Faith that trusts that He can do anything, fix anything no matter the circumstances.

Then I asked myself a very pointed question, "Do I fully trust my heavenly Daddy who can and does fix everything as much my daughter trusts her parents who are sinful and definitely fallible?" Talk about convicting. (I'm constantly amazed by the fact that parenting is such a sanctifying job.) I pray that I can say in all matters, "My daddy can fix it!"

Oh and in case you were wondering, yes, Myla's daddy did fix her bear's sunglasses.    

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Who Am I?

After much prayer and contemplation, I've felt God's leading to start a blog. Not because I feel like there are many people out there who really care much for what I have to say, but because I feel God is teaching me abundantly everyday more about who He is and who I am not. Maybe there is just one other person out there who needs to hear the same things I need to hear from Him.

I've spent days trying to decide what my first post should contain. As I was praying in my car this morning and listening to Pandora, I heard the song "Who Am I?" by Watermark. If you've never heard it, please take a second to Google it. Not only is the music beautiful but the lyrics are so compelling. It's like God said, "Here's your post."

Who am I
That You would love me so gently?
Who am I
That You would recognize my name?
Lord, who am I
That You would speak to me so softly?
Conversation with the Love most high,..
Who am I?

I could sing those words back to Him over and over again. Who am I? Who am I that God would love me so gently and so greatly and so perfectly? Who am I that God would call me by name? Who am I that the God of the universe would speak to me, not with words of judgment, but with soft words of grace?

And that's what this blog will be - a conversation with the Love most high. Like you, I'm just an ordinary girl but by God's lavish grace; He's given me an extraordinary treasure. My prayer is that He would be glorified in me.