Saturday, June 29, 2013

Aren't we still little?

What were your favorite things to do as a child?

Here are a few of mine...

1. Writing
2. Crafting
3. Singing
4. Reading
5. Playing in the woods

and I'm happy to say I still continue to do 1-4. I'm not against number 5, I just don't have woods in my backyard, and if I did I'm not sure what people may think if they saw a 5'7, 30 year-old woman in a tree?

But, like I said-- I'm not against it.

Are you still doing any of your top 5?  I hope you are.

Most of us are all grown up though, right?

 Going to our grown-up jobs, paying our grown-up bills. Living our grown up lives.

But the truth is, we're really not.
We are still little kids.
Fearful of our futures
Full of insecurities.

We've exchanged our stuffed animals for cell phones, our blankets for down-comforters, and our books for Kindles.

We still play dress up and want to feel pretty and significant.
We still pretend and play our parts.
We still throw tantrums when things don't go our way.
We still need the same love and attention.

So maybe we are not so grown up after all?

But Jesus is still Jesus.
How we see Him changes, but His love for us doesn't.
Isn't it amazing to think He still loves you the same as he did when you were little.

Be "little" this weekend.
Be artistic.
Write a song.
Dance on your porch.
Paint on a canvas.
And remember you are loved.
You always have been and always will be.

And if you get a chance, will you whisper a little prayer for me?
God is moving in big ways.
I'm eager and anxious and am doing my best to follow His lead.
I am so blessed and so thankful to ALL of you who take time out of your busy lives to stop and read my blog. The more I write, the more humble I become, as I know my words are not my own.
Turning words and crafting sentences is my art right now and has brought me into a renewed relationship with the Holy Spirit. I am praying soon, I can do this full-time, if God wills it. More than ever, I need you friends. I need your prayers. So please, please, whisper a few this weekend and I'll do the same for you.


Mindy Rogers said...

Hi! I found your blog at the link up over at Chatting At The Sky. I read this post, then another, then another. :) What a great adventure you are on and I will pray for your writing and your book! I will be back to read more soon!

Cindy O'Brien said...

I love this post, for some reason it soothed the child's heart within me that needed to be comforted. Looking forward to meeting you next weekend!