On this Hump-Day Wednesday Work Blog, let’s talk about being loved. You know you’re loved when little ones come looking for you no matter where you’ve gone to (like the bathroom) just to say good-bye or good-night. I’d like to let all you parents out there know that that routine never stops. Not if you’re loved. If we’re loved… people will find us to say good-bye or good-night. Don’t tire of it, rejoice and be thankful, for you are loved!
I know, I know… when they’re little bitty and there’s more than one in the house… you do get tired and weary. You do need your down time and your alone time. And if you can’t get that in the bathroom then where can you find it?
Right—I get it.
But the alternative is them not caring where you wandered off to. Me thinks you’d rather have it the first way. You want to be loved so much that they do come looking for you. You do want them to want you. You want them to need you because they love you so much.
Now that we’ve established that let’s turn that scenario around to our relationship with the Lord. God tells us that we’re to be like little children in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. In light of that it would serve us well to study little children. In this blog we’re talking about actions that show how much they love you. This comes to play in many ways… but for now let’s focus on them leaving or going to bed for the night. We’ve already established that if they love you they’ll seek you out to say good-bye or good-night. They’ll not leave or go to bed without saying something to you.
Let’s compare these actions to ours when we go to bed at night. Do we pursue God to speak with him before turning in for the night? How are we when we go somewhere? Do we pursue God to talk about it with him—before we leave? I do realize that God is with us all the time. So why should we feel the need to say anything when we leave? Well actually… we should talk to him all the time. We should talk to him about our plans before they become our plans. We should talk with him during our plans and after our plans. We should talk to him all the time.
How about when we go to sleep? Do we talk to God before we go to sleep? How about when we get up in the morning? You see your little ones seek to find you because they love you. They want to talk with you. They want to spend their time with you and they hate to see it come to an end. That’s love from a child.
How’s your love barometer with God? Does God know he’s loved by you—by your actions?
That’s something to think about this Hump-Day-Wednesday. I hope the next time your little one finds you to tell you good-night or good-bye… that you’ll rejoice because of their love for you and you’ll know that you’re blessed. And I hope you’ll be reminded of your love barometer for God and that you’ll nurture that love. God rejoices over our joy and our love for him.
On this Hump-Day-Wednesday, remember… that Friday is always acomin’ but most importantly, Christ is coming back too.