Sunday, November 22, 2020
“I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth, my soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.” (Psalm 34:1-2)
How often a child, convinced of his or her father’s greatness, will say “My daddy can do anything”; then, with maturity, that declaration understandably become infrequent. However, for the child of God, the opposite is true, as we grow in understanding of the greatness of or Lord.
As growth increases our awareness of His greatness, both in His love for us and His Power toward us, we will become increasingly more dependent on Him to direct us and enable us. That defines “walking in the Spirit.”
Growth in the life of the Spirit increases through a desire for childlike worship – ready praise that is vocal and visible in our celebration of Him. David, chief among celebrants describes himself in Psalm 131 as a small child, looking to God for everything in the way a child looks to its mother.
Thus, true maturity is learning the childlikeness that loos less and less to our own wisdom for answers or to our own strength for result – and trusts the Father entirely. Then, as God moves on our behalf, we will find ourselves boasting about Him to anyone who will hear it. It is important to ask ourselves if people know who our “Daddy God” is.
You are Loved, Pastor Don