During offering time at our Sunday morning service last week, I looked over at my ten year old son and asked Him what God was speaking to Him. He shrugged his shoulders, but the look on His face told a different story.
He’s almost painfully shy so I tried to alleviate his fears that I wouldn’t ask him to say it to the church, but he still wouldn’t tell me. Finally, I told him that he needed to write it down because if we’re faithful with what God shows us, He’ll give us more. He nodded and scurried off to children’s church.
It was the next day and after a couple reminders that he finally let me and mom see. In fact, he put it on our bed and left the room. Here’s what it said…
That may not seem earth-shattering, but it is if it’s your heart He’s changing. It just reminds me that God speaks plainly to us in ways that we understand. I don’t know what’s going on in your life today, but I do know that God is a gracious Father who speaks. He may speak comfort, direction, peace, correction, or any number of things; but He is speaking. It’s not hard to hear when we open our hearts like children.
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said,Â â€œI praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. –Luke 10:21
I feel that same joy today. He cares for me and my family. He reveals His goodness, grace, and truth if we are willing to hear.
How’s God changing your heart today? Do you feel the same joy that He isn’t looking for the biggest, brightest, and best?
I have included this post in Bonnie Gray’s Faith Barista jam where we were encouraged to talk about joy.