A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Friday, February 01, 2008

Don't Keep Me Out

I was brought up to believe that for some things I had to go it alone. This was especially true where strong negative emotions or difficult and scary situations were concerned. The boyhood phrases that come to mind are, 'pull up your socks' and 'put your best foot forward,'or 'grit your teeth and keep smiling.' It led me think at such times, that there was no one there for me.

When I became a Christian my eyes were opened to the reality that I had a real friend in Jesus, who wanted to be involved in my life. More than that, I came to know a loving Father who was much more than an earthly father ever could be. However as the years went by there was an dependant spirit that I needed to be broken from. That 'do-it-yourself' attitude - I had invented DIY long before it was common place - had to change and I needed to be more dependant upon God.

Even though we may be adults, there can be times when we may feel like a hurting child. He want us to come to him with child-like faith and let Him in. He wants to share our grief, even grieve with us and bring us through to a beautiful place. He understand our anger and say it's OK to be angry, let's talk about it. He wants to cry with and laugh with us. He sees how our bottling things up and keeping Him out can hold us back and even disable us. When we are in sticky situations, he wants us to reach out for Him, rather than try and do it all on our own.

He doesn't just want us to cope, He wants us to have big expectations and soar with Him

"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18:17 New International Version

"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:4 New International Version