I remember a story a guy once told me. He had bought a new house, with a big yard, and as you can imagine it was quite the chore to keep up with the mowing. So he goes out and gets a brand, spanking new riding lawn mower. His son was about 2 years old at the time.
His son Caleb would love to come and sit nestled on his lap as he mowed. Caleb would talk a mile a minute for about ten minutes then those words would turn to yawns and a few minutes later he would be out cold. The father told me he just loved this time; he would often thank God for giving him this little golden nugget, this moment to cherish for all times.
Caleb is now 8 and as winter starts to break and the father is out cleaning up all the limbs, and debris, leftover from the winter he sees Caleb out of the corner of his eye. He calls over to him ” Hey bud, wanna help me with the yard?”. Caleb replies ” sure dad” and Caleb makes his way over and crawls up into his father’s lap. He is talking a blue streak and inevitably after a few minutes the words turn to yawns, the yawns turn to nods, and he rests his head on his shoulder out cold.
Even though Caleb was growing up, he still wants to crawl into his fathers lap, and just be in his presence. The father told me he took a couple extra laps around the yard, just to savor the moment.
What an awesome picture this paints for us. God is just like this father; He longs for us to just be with Him. He loves us unconditionally, and wants to be close to us. We so often get caught up in all the things of life, like school, work, planning, and scheduling that we forget to stop and just be. To just spend time with our heavenly Father.
Find sometime to just climb into your fathers lap and be still. Caleb didn’t have a care in the word knowing that dad had control, and was going to take care of him. We need to be like him, and just let go. God created the entire universe with just a breath, so why do we think that he can’t handle the stuff in our lives?
Psalm 23 talks about God being our shepherd and looking after our ever need.
Psalm 46 tells us that God is our tower and refuge. He is our strength and courage.
I challenge you to just be still and let God handle the stuff of life, and rest in his presence.
First and foremost I am a follower of Christ. I am far from perfect, but everyday I try and take a step forward to be more like Him. I'm a 20 something writer, husband, youth pastor, realtor, entrepreneur, guitarist, and nerd.
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