I Want to Go Back
I frequently find myself being too busy for God. Wow. That statement baffles me. How can I be too busy for my God, my Father, my Creator? And yet, there are days where I come home after a busy day and I am too exhausted to get into my pajamas before falling into bed, let alone spend quality time with the Lord. It becomes almost unbearable when I have multiple of these days in a row, with only quick prayers throughout the day but no substantial conversation with my sweet Father.
I had a few days like this a while ago and in an effort to flood God back into my everyday routine, I decided to tune my radio to my local Christian station. At this point I have become fairly familiar with the song selection that my favorite radio station in my little college town plays but, on that day an unfamiliar song started playing from my speakers. Let me tell you, our awesome God is so capable of communicating exactly what we need to hear to us in the subtlest of ways and this was one of those times. “I Want to Go Back” by David Dunn was playing and the more I listened the more I turned it up because it was telling me precisely what I needed to do. In short, the song reminisces about how easy and simple our faith was when we were children because we weren’t filled with doubt, worry, and fear. We simply and fully loved our precious Lord without any hesitation, we did not need to question whether God loved us because we knew, we had limitless faith in our Savior.
He quite frankly tells us: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." // Matthew 18:2-4
Now I’m not suggesting we should go back to every aspect of our childhood, because trying to bring woodland creatures into my home to help with chores and the Lizzie McGuire hair-do are learning experiences I would like to keep in my past. Ladies, we need to regain the fearlessness of our childhoods, when we unquestioningly trusted the Lord. The Lord, our GOD, is almighty, all powerful, and all loving. He is strong enough to carry the weight of our worries on his shoulders, all we must do is let go of our fears and hand them over to him.
Kathy // @kathysteinberger