Sunday, February 12, 2012

No IFS, ANDS or BUTS~

One of my favorite songs is about a class of children with special needs. While their teacher taught them their ABC's, she also shared with them the love of Jesus. One day, she told them of Jesus' promise to come back and take them to Heaven.

From that moment on, she couldn't keep them in their seats!

Perspective
{Photo Credit}
They were always running to the windows, pressing their fingertips and noses against the windowpane, looking for Jesus. If He said He was coming, He WAS coming!

Oh, to have the faith of these children.


How it must please our Father's heart when we take Him at His word.

If He said it, He will do it. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

As I look into my own life, I have found the moments that have brought me the most pleasure are the ones where I was understood for who I am and I was taken at my word. On the flip side of that, I can also attest to the fact that some of my most frustrating and heartbreaking moments have been those when who I am was questioned or doubted.

We all long to be someone others can believe in and count on.

I wonder if God longs for this, too.

Can you imagine what kind of life you and I would be living at this very moment if we truly took the Lord at His Word?

When I was a child, I was told that faith is a lot like sitting on a chair. When we sit down, we have faith this piece of furniture won't let us down. We trust it will support us and hold us up. Seldom do we give the chair a second thought, much less a thorough inspection! Yet, when it comes to placing our life into the hands of the creator of the universe, we hold back, questioning and doubting if He will be there to hold us up?

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

I once asked my class of first graders what they were thankful for. In the midst of the usual flood of responses - my bike, my family, our dog - one answer stood high above the others. One little boy simply stated he was thankful God was real and not pretend.

Do you believe He is real?

Are you willing to relinquish the weight you are carrying and allow Him to support you and hold you up?

Are you ready to run with me to the window of God's heart,
leaving your own heartprint,
as in eager anticipation,
you look for all He has promised you?

It is the desire of my heart to please my God.
What better way to do this than to believe He is WHO He says He is
 and to know and trust He will DO what He says He will do.

Would you like Heartprints of God delivered to your email inbox each day?
Simply enter your email address here:


Delivered by FeedBurner

2 comments:

  1. Ahh, can you imagine that running to the window kind of faith? The faith that moves me to get up and actively seek Him?

    Makes you think.

    Have a good week, friend.

    ReplyDelete
  2. "How it must please our Father's heart when we take Him at His word."

    What a beautiful post. You are so right. I am hurt if someone doesn't take me at my word, so how much more must God feel when we don't take Him at His Word.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.