Ephesians 5:1; Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
My darling son was entertaining our guest this morning, early. Way too early…
Our guest took out his boots and proceeded to pull them on. Isaac disappeared for a minute and then came running back out with his size 4T cowboy boots. This is the first time I’ve ever seen him do that. We all laughed as he pulled them up over his footsie jammies and stood next to our guest. It was a proud moment for us because he is only 2 years old. The very next thing my husband did was pull out the Bible and turned to Ephesians 6:1; Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Isaac repeated all the words and the reference. This was a major signal, him imitating someone, that he is in the next developmental stage. It means he is connecting the dots. This is the perfect time to pour the Word of God into your child. Our kids naturally pick up what we are doing. Sometimes this gets a bad rap but for a believer it’s an opportunity to train up a child in the way he should go. Isaac–I’m blessed to say– won’t know what it’s like to doubt God working in his life. He is exposed over and over to God’s miraculous power and love. He learns this from us, and I can’t think of a better thing to teach my child. Isn’t that what we want? Well equipped, independent young adults who do not get blown about with every wind of doctrine.
What do you think God wants for us? He wants you to run get your cowboy boots when you see him put his on. He wants you free from the bondage of fear, doubt and worry, just like he is. Right. Lol! Does God worry if his need will be met? Does he fear that disease will strike? How far are you willing to go in your believing? It is available to overcome. I promise.
Romans 8:15; For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
“Abba” is the word for Daddy.
James 1:5-8; If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not [without reproach]; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
To really mimic God is to believe what he says about himself and about life. It’s as simple as when my son got those boots out.
Just trust and do. It’s going to come for you!
Here’s a blurry picture of the actual shoe event. Sorry, the camera flash was off. You get the idea though.