Hello Dear Friend,
Have you discovered the child within you that is yearning to be free? Children take great delight in the simple things of life. Running around in the backyard with a canning jar with holes punched in the lid and catching lightning bugs was one of my favorite summer pastimes. Or mom would tie a towel around the neck of my brother and his imagination would soar as he raced from room to room waving his light saber. Every day is an adventure when you’re three.
How about you? Do you wake each day ready for an exciting journey? What a miracle we have been given—twenty–four hours to savor new quests and discoveries! If you are in a pattern of living whereby each day is the same, change it up, rev it up, and get excited. As adults, too often we focus on the broken faucet, the Visa bill, or the looming sneer on the face of our boss. I know you have those bone-tired, doomsday moments, or months, or years. You and I need to lighten up. God says, “He will fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy” (Job 8:21). Laughing and shouts of joy are not just childhood utterances. When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? Trust God with your troubles. In truth, there is always something we can choose to worry about. Let’s make a new choice. Let’s choose a new attitude. God wants you to laugh—to enjoy your life—to experience wonder and awe at each sunrise and praise and thanksgiving at sunset—to say “never before or since has there been a day like that one.” Isn’t it time you tried something new?
Ask God to fill you with enthusiasm and power. Tell him you’re ready for an adventure. Then get off the couch, tie that terry towel around your neck, grab your light saber, and prepare to go where no man has gone before. Let’s enjoy being a child of God! Linda