There is NO DOUBT that our Missy has been a Daddy's girl for as long as she has been able to show it, and while it is precious to see most of the time, I confess, that it has induced some 'eye-rolly' moments 😉.
There are many indicators of her being a Daddy's girl, but the one that brought this lesson was her desire to show her Daddy everything when she was much younger - and by that I mean E-VERY-THING. Sometimes that got to be a bit much, especially when her Daddy wasn't even home!; which meant having to hold on to stuff that did not need to be held on to. Like, Seriously 😐😉!
Well, this one day, as I got ready to sigh and roll my eyes at another 'I want to show Daddy...', GOD checked me, and HE opened my eyes to see that it is EXACTLY what HE desires from us, HIS children.
HE desires for us to want to show HIM (to tell HIM..., to ask HIM...), all the things in our lives - big and small, serious and not.
JESUS explained this in Matthew 18:2-4 (NIV, biblegateway.com),
2 He [JESUS] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
No, we cannot regress to our childhood state like Benjamin Button 😊. Yes, this may go counter to what the world and our culture tell us. We may worry that doing this may lay us bare or make us vulnerable. Sadly, for some, the truth is, being a child is not something they know about - they never got the chance to be one.
However, the good news is that GOD is Our Father, and HE loves US, and HE just wants us to come to HIM 'any which way' - halting, unsure - but just to come, and to show HIM, whatever we want.
HE is the ONE Person we can be sure will take us in HIS arms without judgement or censure always, and whose love is unconditional.
So, don't let anything, or anyone, stop You. Just come show HIM, HE's got You 😊.
Be Blessed 🙏,
Be Blessed 🙏,