May 26, 2009  |  Discipleship

She Has No Idea

Charisse, my daughter, is a smart little girl.

She already knows her letters, colors, numbers and how to land a man on Mars.  (OK, maybe not the last one.)

AND…she knows how to ask me for things such as when she wants a hug, or some water or to go outside.  She knows how to ask me for what she wants in the moment…and she believes that I can do what she is asking of me…


She has no idea what I am capable of…or the things I do behind the scenes of her life that she benefits from…but remains unaware of.

  • She wants a cup of milk…but I am making preparations for her to attend college one day.
  • She wants to go outside…and I am working hard to buy toys that she can play with while she is out there.
  • She wants to go to bed…and I do all that I can to make sure we have a safe house to live in so she can sleep.

I think you see what I am saying…she is an amazing little girl…but her mind just can’t fully understand right now how much I can do for her.

I was thinking about this the other day when I felt the Lord speak to my heart and say, “Now you know how I feel!  You ask me for things, you often get caught up in the moment…but your problem is that most of the time you just don’t understand WHO I AM and WHAT I AM DOING!”

I am so glad that we serve and Ephesians 3:20 God.  The Bible says in I Corinthians 2:9 that we literally have NO IDEA how much He has planned for us.

Just like Charisse has no idea what I am capable of…we have no idea how HUGE God is and what HE can do.  BECAUSE…I believe many times we are caught up in what we want rather than who He is!

One of the things I am trying to do right now is become less aware of my perceived needs…and instead focus on continually discovering WHO HE IS.  Because, in doing so I believe I will stop asking Him for “treats” and “snack” and be able to finally discover the feast that He has set before me!

HE IS THE MOST HIGH GOD!  NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM!  I want to live like this is true!!!

Where this analogy breaks down is that one day Charisse will discover many of my faults and limitations…and I pray she will still love me in spite of who I am.  BUT…the more we get to know HIM we will discover His POWER, LOVE and ABSOLUTE HOLINESS…and we will not be able to resist loving and serving Him with more passion than ever before!

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