Several weeks ago I was just days away from sending out my first book proposal. I was pretty happy with what I had put together, and I thought it was ready. Then, suddenly, everything changed. It seems my book project, The Wellspring Of Life, was incomplete. What? I thought I had nailed it down…. but, in reality, it was missing the most important chapter. I didn’t actually have to write the whole chapter to submit the book proposal… but what I learned was way more important than the book project… and just as important as the verse it is based on.
He’s sort of my Man Cub… he’s my grandson!
I am in love with that little dude… and I’m learning a lot from him…
Life through a child’s eyes is absolutely precious… and Epic Adventure!
Here’s some of what he’s teaching me:
Unconditional Love: I maybe sort of get this one… but Nolan gets it more than me. A child’s heart is still very pure and innocent. (He Loves Me…
He Loves Me Not… He Loves Me)
Trust and Faith: He knows even when I drop him off at Waumba Land at Church that I’ll be back, he knows through Trust and Faith.
Joy: I can just think about my irresistibly squeezy Man Cub and be overwhelmed with JOY!!!
Dependence: I believe this is the most important quality that we can learn from children… that we need to be less independent and more dependent… on God. When Nolan is with me he knows he can count on me. He knows that I’m there for him, looking out for him, and that he can without a doubt depend on me. If he is uncertain about a situation or other person he knows he can cling to me and that I’ve got his back…
What else are you learning from the children in your life?
Dwight Stones was the high jumper who perfected the technique known as “The Flop.” The former 3-time world record holder, Stones was the first to set the record by Flopping.
The Flop seems to defy common sense when you watch it. At first glance, one might think this technique would not produce the desired result… to propel oneself over a bar of significant height.
The Flop took Stones and the high jump to the next level.
God often tests our faith by working in this way too. He seems to tell us to do something that is completely against our natural instinct.
To just let go and trust in Him.
If we do… we can achieve more!
If we don’t… we’re stuck, and will never see the best of what He has in store for us.
Not that He doesn’t want the best for us, because He does.
More than anything, I believe that He wants us to know Him.
But to know Him requires that we believe…
and believe is a pretty big word.
If you feel God is leading you to do “The Flop”…
try it sometime…
pray about it, and believe and trust in Him…
you just might find the best of what He has in store for you… is even better than you ever imagined!
Happy Monday !!
Communication, lust, finances, lack of trust or respect, pornography, resentment, unforgiveness, friends or family that aren’t for your marriage, temptations, parenting, selfishness, baggage, cowardice, idolatry, affairs, lack of intimacy, abuse, dishonesty, anger, pride…
Wow, that’s quite a list, and there are many more! And if you don’t have any of them in your marriage… Hallelujah!!
I wanted to share with you one of the blogs that I started following recently, called Refine Us. I stumbled across it while trying to keep up with the Lindsey Nobles’ blog, and since I found Refine Us I’m a regular visitor there.
Justin and Trisha Davis write this blog together, and their story is one that is truly amazing. Their prayer is that they can not only help people recover from marriage problems, but actually use their story to help prevent people from experiencing the problems they have experienced. The blog and their ministry is very useful and relevant to our world today.
I really admire Justin and Trisha for their leadership and courage to openly discuss their past and current issues. Thank you both for an inspiring effort!