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Time to Act Like Kids

2/27/2008 11:00:00 AM
Our little 2 year old taught me a great lesson the other day. He was out jumping in mud puddles, running through the mud and giggling the whole time. Not a care in the world. How did I learn a lesson from that you ask. Easy...It's time for me to act like a kid. God's kid. We agree to being a child of God, but then we decide to try and act all stuffy. When our little man was out jumping in the mud, I could see the joy in him by being a kid, doing kid things. I was standing there not wanting to get muddy or wet because, well that not what grown ups do. I don't mean we should continue to act immature and not grow up, I mean that we need to live in the full freedom of being The Kings kids. It's ok for us to laugh and play...get muddy and wet...giggle like little girls (sorry girls) and enjoy being a child of the Most High God! The Pharisees tried this whole living by the law thing (not too mention making up a few of their own) and Jesus rebuked them for it. We still try the same thing by saying we have to do church this way not that way, getting hung up on meaningless arguments, and making tradition more important than the mission. Jesus said that He came to bring us life and life to the fullest (or more abundantly), so how dare we sit back and not want to live that life to the fullest. I want to restate a point I made earlier...this does NOT excuse us from becoming more mature in Christ. Paul talks about that so clearly in each of his letters that we need to grow up in maturity, leaving childish things behind...to stop only drinking milk when you should be eating steak. But it is ok for us to be kids who can have fun in our walk with The Father. It brings Him joy when we can live in the freedom that His Son gave to us. Well, I would write more, but I have some mud puddles to go jump in!
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