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Being an Excited Child

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29 
The other day I told my sons that their Daddy was coming home from work. They get so excited about it. They jump up and down, the older one says, “Daddy’s Coming!!!!”, and the little one squeels.

Then when I noticed that Rob pulled into the driveway, I said, “Daddy’s here!”
That is when both of them ran to the door waiting. They were so thrilled that they were going to see their Dad!

It was my joy at this moment that I felt like I had to share this news and my thoughts to others.  I told Rob slightly about it after he came home (later on in the night).  I don’t write as much on my blog because I know that my photo entries get more feedback, my spiritual musings probably scare people away from my blog, and I don’t usually like wasting extra time to type if no one is going to read it and share their thoughts as I have shared mine.
This is what my thoughts were that immediately rushed in my head.
In the messages lately at church, and in my own semi-recent Bible readings, I have learned a lot about how we are to humble ourselves as small children and be like little children when it comes to our faith and relationship with God.  In seeing my two sons get so excited to see their dad, and knowing that in a few years they won’t care hardly at all about me telling them “Daddy’s coming!”, I realized how we need to seriously be like children in this way.
We know this life is short, and we have the ability to show love and serve God in so many ways. Our eternal reward will come. We know through the vasts amounts of eye-witnesses back in Jesus’ time, that He came, died a gruesome death that was the worst of its time, and that he rose again for hundreds of people to see, as well as ascended into heaven. Not saying it happened, is pretty much like saying that kids aren’t sold into sexual slavery every day, or that the genocide of Rwanda didn’t happen. There were people who have seen it, who have lived through it, who documented it, but if we just ignore it, then yes, it won’t be real to them and didn’t happen because they’ll do whatever they can to ignore it and not accept it as a fact of truth.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. – Titus 3:4-7
Jesus promised He would be back again.  He will not do so until we have been able to share the news of Christ to each nation. There are many tribes that have yet to hear the news of Jesus. We will go through very very hard times because we choose to worship Christ and serve Him and love those around us. Many people around the world are being tortured and suffering because of preaching of Jesus (my own uncle is an example of this, as he was kidnapped, tortured, and killed for preaching of Jesus to the Colombian Guerrillas). We should daily be excited that our heavenly Father loves us so much that He did send Jesus to save us from sin, and that Jesus is coming again. We can say, “Daddy’s Coming!!” and should be getting excited and going out to preach about Him because He has saved us. How awesome it is that we get excited about the Lord who cares and loves us so much more than we can even fathom. He understands us more than we could imagine. I want to be like a little child in this way. I want to be so overjoyed about my heavenly Father.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. -John 14:27-29

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10 thoughts on “Being an Excited Child

  1. This is brilliant. I think you have a career in ministry and/or author of spiritual books. It's so refreshing to "meet" a young woman who is beautiful not only in physical loveliness and sartorial style, but in her heart, and faith in God as well. You're an inspiration.

  2. Thanks for posting these encouraging thoughts! It can be difficult to open up, and share our faith, when we know that so many see things differently, and may be put off by our openness. That feeling of, "Oh boy, this'll scare em away!"Personally I've noticed that the "fashion" posts always garner more responses for me than the "spiritual musing" posts – even among readers I know are Christians! I've despaired about it in the past, wondering if its even good to mix the two together. Facing thoughts about the purpose of my blog, why I'm even posting about "all the things I love" in one place! But I know that in doing so I am being open. I am not creating a false image of who I am, or my relationship with God! After all, like you said, He's coming back – we should be looking forward to that day with every fiber of our nature!Earlier this year I wrote a post with some similar thoughts – you can read it here! http://leastinthekingdom.blogspot.com/2010/01/abstract-heaven.htmlThank you for being such an encouragement and inspiration! This has really lifted my spirits today! I LOVE finding young women like you on the internet, in love with modest fashion and all forms of girliness, and in love with our Savior! Praise God!Blessings,~Lauren

  3. No I love your more spiritual posts! I do the same thing, I'm never sure if I should do too much God stuff on my blog, but ya know, what the heck, we're supposed to be a light, and I always find it encouraging when I see other bloggers posting about spiritual stuff. So please, keep it up!

  4. Oh wow, I am surprised at all the responses. Usually my spiritual posts hardly get noticed. I used to mainly write these type of entries on my blog and after a month I would delete all the photo posts so they were mainly all written ones. (so if you want to read through more, I have a bunch of entries in the past on Biblical thoughts).I am so glad you all spoke up here!!! It is nice to know there are readers who actually do really enjoy reading!MarieBayArea, I actually have been slowly writing a book for three years that is in line with the ministry that I started with my friend that is found at http://rubyeyedokapi.blogspot.com . I have a long way to go on the book still. I've re-written the first half 3 times already and have yet to complete it. Lauren, I'll read your post soon!! Busy morning for me right now though!

  5. I stumbled upon your blog today :)My blog istn't any fashion related blog. My first blog was mainly about my crafts, but since I'm working on my thesis, I've had no time for this for past half a year. I wrote there also gospels from the Bible and my Bible and Christianity related thoughts. One day I thought, that if my blog is suppose to be truly mine and God and His message are the most important "things" in my life, I should share this also on my blog. Now I have an another blog, mostly related to photography (I suppose) and Bible (still no time for crafts šŸ˜‰ ). It isn't very popular, people don't usually leave their comments, but I have no idea – maybe it helped somebody? I have got so much from God and I just have to share it ;)I'm from Poland, I'm Roman Catholic and my blog is also in Polish… But anyway, thank you for this post and don't care, what people say – if you feel, you should write something, just do it šŸ™‚ That's my philosophy of blogging…

  6. I stumbled upon your blog today :)My blog istn't any fashion related blog. My first blog was mainly about my crafts, but since I'm working on my thesis, I've had no time for this for past half a year. I wrote there also gospels from the Bible and my Bible and Christianity related thoughts. One day I thought, that if my blog is suppose to be truly mine and God and His message are the most important "things" in my life, I should share this also on my blog. Now I have an another blog, mostly related to photography (I suppose) and Bible (still no time for crafts šŸ˜‰ ). It isn't very popular, people don't usually leave their comments, but I have no idea – maybe it helped somebody? I have got so much from God and I just have to share it ;)I'm from Poland, I'm Roman Catholic and my blog is also in Polish… But anyway, thank you for this post and don't care, what people say – if you feel, you should write something, just do it šŸ™‚ That's my philosophy of blogging…

  7. No I love your more spiritual posts! I do the same thing, I'm never sure if I should do too much God stuff on my blog, but ya know, what the heck, we're supposed to be a light, and I always find it encouraging when I see other bloggers posting about spiritual stuff. So please, keep it up!

  8. This is brilliant. I think you have a career in ministry and/or author of spiritual books. It's so refreshing to "meet" a young woman who is beautiful not only in physical loveliness and sartorial style, but in her heart, and faith in God as well. You're an inspiration.

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