I’ll never forget when a two-year-old, clad in cowboy boots, walked into my law office with a box of chocolates, wrapped his arms around my legs and said: “Dank you fer doin’ my ’doption.” These are the moments in my law practice that give me great joy.  

Amazingly, we also, as God’s children, have the ability to bring Him joy! The feeling of joy that the young cowboy gave me is, I’m sure, a very similar feeling that God has for us when we have child-like faith and demonstrate our thankfulness by giving our gifts to Him. I wanted to hug my little friend, make him smile and laugh—and—he isn’t even my own child.  

But we ARE God’s children; and oh, how much more He wants to do this for us! If you don’t believe this—then how do you explain the life and death of Jesus?!?

God wants to hold us, care for us, walk through pain with us, give us us laughter and smiles. However, we must remember that God helps those with child-like simplicity and He hates our sinful pride. His Word says: “The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He helped and saved me.” (Psalms 116:6) AND— “These six things doth the Lord hate: A proud look…” (Proverbs 6:16-17)  

The little cowboy didn’t make me smile because he was swaggering around in his pride. No! He was giving me his hugs and his thanks. He was without pride or pretense. I need to be child-like, live without pride, and give God my simple gifts—my heart, time, talents and the resources He has given me. My gifts to Him will never match His gifts to me—but I want to bless Him with a pure heart—even more than my little cowboy buddy blessed me!  

Photo taken by Sarah Lee from the Religion to Relationship Mission. To learn more of the connection between FaithStrong and their mission, click HERE. 

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 1 available on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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