Saturday, August 4, 2012

As the girls and I were driving home from LifeTime the other day I decided to seize a little captive moment in time to have a real conversation with my Emerson. I miss plenty of these moments but am so thankful when I think to capture them. I asked Emie what her favorite thing about God was. Admittedly, my aim was to peer deeper into her little youthful wanting heart. I thought I'd hear her speak of how God is always there to listen to us, how He never sleeps, how He answers our prayers. I thought I'd hear her say how much she loves what God does for us. I thought she'd be me. But instead her response came from a deeper place of maturity and understanding than I was expecting. "Worshipping Him," she said. "My favorite thing about God is being able to worship Him. I just love that."

The corners of my eyes filled with grateful tears. That's it. That's the whole deal right there. To understand God's love for us with such purity that our absolute favorite thing is to worship Him - well that's what we're on this green earth for in the first place. And my little seven year old knows it better than I do. Praise to the only King who deserves my worship and praise.

One of my prayers for my little lambs is that my spiritual ceiling would be their floor. Let it be.

“It is certainly true that hardly anything is missing from our churches these days – except the most important thing. We are missing genuine and sacred offering of ourselves and our worship to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
A.W. Tozer

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