Monday, October 26, 2009

i'm growing up just to be a child again.

Besides the fact that i have not blogged here in a while, i have been thinking a lot about what living really means.

i was thinking back to adam and eve. before they messed up, and afterwards.
i pondered about what it would be like in the perfect world - how they were with each other, how they behaved, walked, talked, loved...

i mean, God created adam and eve perfectly. and i just can't seem to grasp what that means...
...but i may understand a little better (just a tad) now...

it came to me while listening to a song on the "Where The Wild Things Are" soundtrack...

they were like children.

living without shame, careless, in love with every little thing, easily amazed, and completely trusting God. i mean, they could physically see God...walking side by side with him...


only the spirit of a child can be so trusting...the kind of spirit undamaged and unhurt...

and the deeper i thought, the more amazed and shocked and speechless i became.
so, if i get it correctly, as deception creeped in, doubt entered in, and as the sin became existent...
adam and eve "ate" knowledge.

this is where it all became clear...

they became adult-like.

all of a sudden, they realized they were naked, were ashamed, and afraid.
it is then, that God was no longer so tangible...

i'm not saying that being an adult is a sin, ha - of course not.
but i do believe that the heart was and is created to be a child, always.

that's the way God intended us - to be a child, perfectly.

and that's the way we are to be...

in this conversation, God revealed to me a piece of Jesus i didn't know before -
his sacrifice was to reconciliate his brothers and sisters (us) to Daddy God.
i didn't really understand "reconciliation"...until now.

he became the bridge to the child spirit.
he became the bridge to true freedom. to dance. to sing. to be joyful always. to trust fully.
...and to walk once again, side by side.

i've now realized the goal to living; the new way of being human: be a child.
be courageous! dream big. don't fear. live freely. live in love and amazed by all.
live...side by side with Your Daddy.

after all, Jesus did say, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18:16-17
i'm growing up just to be a child again...

ps. ...the song i mentioned:
Karen O and the Kids "All Is Love"

Friday, October 2, 2009

What is faith?

...Like, what is it?

i mean, it's a word we use over and over again...
"Just have faith."
"Where's your faith?"
"Have faith in yourself..."

so really, there must be something quite profound about 'faith' if we are so eager to express it.
might we have misused it, perhaps?
is it another one of those "i love you"s without really knowing what it means?

in my journey of 'living', i'm discovering more and more the meaning of 'faith'.
it's challenging. it's effort-demanding. it's...beyond natural.

if faith is supernatural, it is beyond natural; therefore the only best source i have is God himself - the "beyond natural" being. (and this goes for really anything supernatural - love, hope, life, etc)
now, most of my answers i find in the Bible - best book of life for life - because that's where God talks most in.

there, i find the following:
"let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith..." = ahhh...that's where faith comes from! (Heb. 12:2)
...which means...
"now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." = there we go. definition right there. (Heb. 11:1)

faith = certainty; 100%

but no worries, because we are not perfect, therefore at times it is hard to be faithful 100%.
that is why Jesus is the perfector.
he is willing to help us in faith. (hurrah! we are not alone in this...)
the Holy Spirit is willing to help us grow our faith.

faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit.
it takes time to "increase" and grow.

anyways, if you are going to take anything out of this post, it's that faith's source is God - and if we lack it, ask him for more. and having faith is trusting in something not currently happening.

so, need a situation in your life to change?
need a job?
need breakthrough?
have sickness?

no problem.
just believe that what ever you want has already come through and happened. :)

i know, it's not easy...but hey! we have the best supporter = Jesus.