Little Teachers

Posted: April 14, 2010 in Family, Life
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Have you ever experienced this?  You are in the middle of a conversation.  And honestly, you are not really listening.  Then, something is said that pulls you back into the moment, grabs your attention, and impacts your life.

I’ve had those conversations.  In fact, I had one just the other day.  I was talking to two people about their schooling.  They were sharing the good and bad of their educational experiences.  One of them shared about a day that was particularly memorable. The other person listened intently, and then she said something that took me from being a casual listener to being fully engaged in the conversation.  She said, “Aww…Kindergarten, that was the best year of my life.”

I laughed as I looked at my sincere little second grade daughter talking to her little brother about the “good old days”.

Admittedly, I learn a lot from listening to my children.  My seven year old daughter looking at kindergarten as the good old days spoke to me…after I quit laughing.  She made me think about what really matters.  She caused me to take personal inventory of my priorities.  And she made me want to be a kid again.

Sometimes, we as adults can take ourselves too seriously. 

Jesus said,

Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in. Mark 10:15

God help us to look at life as little children lest we miss the best He has for us.

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Comments
  1. Dixie says:

    Being 6, 7, 8 would be okay but when I got to 12 I’ld want to be 40 again!! What am I talking about – I’ld like to be 40 again right now!!!!

  2. Very good post =)
    That is one of my favorite scriptures!
    And you are right – as adults, we can take ourselves TOO seriously! We get caught up in life, in the stresses and in the disappointments. But once I finally wanted to be SERIOUS with my Jesus, he showed me so many things. He opened my eyes to His love for me. He leaves me presents every day. Sometimes I don’t notice, while other times, I see them. And I appreciate them.

    It talks often about the joy that we have in Jesus. He wants us to be happy. He talks about how happiness is important several times throughout the Bible. I struggled with depression since I was ten years old. But God, he’s been goooood 🙂 He finally gave me HIS living water – where I don’t have to thirst NO MORE. He healed that depression. I haven’t taken my antidepressants in 7 MONTHS.

    Satan cannot steal this joy away from me 🙂

    • Katie, Remember that true Joy comes from being forgiven, being set free. It does not come from our own efforts, it comes from the Grace of God given when we repent of our sins, our shortcomings and even our best efforts. Joy comes from knowing we have been bought with a price that only Jesus could pay – namely His life – specifically His blood!

      Continue to look to God for your worth! He is truly the Prince of Peace and a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!

      God Bless You Katie!

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