Remember your Creator when you are young,
before the days of trouble come and the years catch up with you.
They will make you say, “I have found no pleasure in them.”
Ecclesiastes 12:1 (GOD’S WORD® Translation)
Carolina blue skies
happy ever after
of a dream
chestnut brown curls
in a creek
What a wonder
fall can be
how I wish
I were still
playing hide and seek
in the leaves.
©7 October 2022
Oh, to be my little girl self again. I was a happy child and I loved being outdoors.
Our family camped often. Our favorite places to camp were in the California redwood parks. We have pictures of me feeding deer, riding my roller skates on the paved camping roads, picking berries, going on hikes, and wading in the river.
Such fond memories. Memories of a time when I really didn’t have much of a care in the world. I loved Jesus, church, school, and people.
While the Bible does not specifically say to have childlike faith, Jesus does compel us to come to God as a child would: Innocent. Filled with wonder and faith. Full of belief God will do anything we ask Him to do.
I’ve been thinking lately how complicated I’ve allowed my faith in God to be. And I wonder, where did my childlike faith go?
As a child, I knew God would do anything I asked of Him. I read my Bible every day, memorizing Scripture verses one after another. I couldn’t wait to get to church. In fact, I remember one Wednesday night pitching a complete fit because no one would take me to church. Never mind my mom was sick and my dad was not home from work yet.
Back then, I didn’t play hide and seek with God. I just trusted Him for everything.
Without faith, it is not possible to live a life pleasing to the Lord. We must believe that He is, and that He rewards those who seek Him*. In other words, if we are not seeking Him, we cannot obtain the good gifts He wants to give us.
I’m not sure how to get back to that childhood faith, but I plan to seek God and ask Him to help me find it.
How about you? Are you needing a fresh walk of faith in your life too?
From My Heart to Yours,