This morning I was noticing how much my little girl has begun to reach for things. It seems like overnight she became a little grabber! Anything within her reach ends up in her lap and FAST. I began to ponder why she’s so grabby. One conclusion I reached is that she doesn’t know yet that things can hurt her. She reaches out in excitement to capture every interesting thing she puts her eyes on. Another is, simply, she trusts me wholeheartedly.
Oh that we would trust God wholeheartedly, just like babies! That we would reach out and grab the things that He puts before us. What a great analogy! My toddler daughter has inspired me today, to be a “little grabber” for God. A-men!
I cleaned the kitchen yesterday. I didn’t just clean it… I scrubbed for three hours. My 5 year old son was in and out helping some, which was more like watching movies, playing & stuff. He was also on the patio making friends with a bird. “Peck peck peck!” he would yell. He thought it was a woodpecker. I remember seeing that bird perched on a patio chair near the open kitchen door, and thinking to myself I ought to shut the door. I just had this hunch but I shoved it in the back of my mind. Next thing I knew, the bird had followed my son into the house and was flying around the kitchen, pooping on the floors and curtains and the family room couch!
I pondered as I scrubbed bird poop, that Mr. Birdie had shown me a great little analogy. How I scrub and scour to clean myself up but if I leave my heart’s door ajar to temptation, sin can dash in quickly to mess it all up! Such a great picture. Just as I’ll definitely remember to close the kitchen door from now on, and keep those feathery critters out… I am reminded to keep my heart’s door sealed up tight against the flapping wings of temptation. Because every tomorrow is a new day!
Stickers on the furniture, french fries in the car, a cheese stick in my purse. Spit-up on… everything. There’s gravel in the dryer, bandaids stuck to the trashcan, matchbox cars under my feet, plastic teapot in my bathroom. There’s whale soap in my shower (for special occasion big-boy showers), play-dough crumbs in the carpet, bakugan magnets stuck on the lamp. Glitter on the dashboard… dinosaurs on the kitchen table…
And a HUGE smile on my face every time I walk through my house :)