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Monday, June 1, 2009

God showed me something new today

God showed me something new today! i keep thinking about it and how the revelation of this could transform mine and so many people's lives if we could get a glimpse of this Truth.

i was driving down the street that i live on, in my van. i was not going very fast because i was traveling in my neighborhood. but suddenly, i had to slam on my brakes. from my right side darted two little bunnies right out in front of me. at first, i was startled and a little scared because i actually almost hit them. but, they did not just run across the road. they began to use the street as their playground. they were hopping back and forth chasing each other, jumping on each other and playing right in the middle of the road. i could not do anything but just watch. it was like they were performing for me. at first i just sat there amazed that they would not get out of the road. then, i began to really pay attention to what they were doing. they were having fun playing. they had no idea the danger they were just in. they were so involved with the fun they were having they were completely unaware of the danger that had come and gone. i began to really enjoy watching them play. they seemed to be having so much fun that i began to laugh myself.

as i was thoroughly enjoying watching them play, i began to think back to several days before when i was watching my youngest daughter playing with her baby brother. she was playing some silly game that was just making him laugh really hard. then he would mimick her and she would pretend to laugh really hard at him, which made him laugh again. neither of them noticed that i was watching them until i could not keep myself from laughing out loud with them. as i was thinking about that moment and gazing at the bunnies still playing the same game, i did not notice that they had moved their game to the side of the road into the grassy ditch. i was so involved with enjoying their fun, i did not realize that i was still stopped in the middle of the road. i looked around to see if anyone noticed that i was just parked in the middle of the street. no one was paying attention, that i know of. so, i took my foot off of the brake and continued on my way.

as i was driving down the road, i kept thinking about the performance that had just been given me and i felt God speak to my heart and say that just as i enjoyed watching those bunnies and my own children playing and having fun, He so enjoys watching me enjoy myself and have fun. it makes Him smile when i smile and laugh when i laugh. He wants my life to be a theatre of pleasure for Him. i was so overwhelmed by the loving presence of God at that moment that i felt tears whelling up in my eyes. but quickly my tears dried up and i began to laugh. i am sure i looked really silly laughing so hard when no one else was with me in my van. but Someone was. we were laughing together. playing and laughing. laughing and playing.

i experienced God differently today than ever before. He loves it when i have fun. He wants to have fun with me. sometimes, i think we get so caught up in the rules and religious ways that we believe are so important to God, that we miss out on the Person of God. i believe that God is wanting to clear up some misconceptions about Himself. when we believe He is serious, stoic and intenionally stern, we step back and have a hard time trusting that He wants good things for us. but, knowing He is
thrilled when we are experiencing fun and laughter in this life He has given us, not difficulty and hardship, helps us to trust Him more.

Habakkuk 1:5 says, "look around among the nations and see! and be astonished! be astounded! for i am putting into effect a work in your days that you would not believe it if it were told you." God is showing me a deeper truth in Him that makes me in awe. i am astonished! i am astounded! He longs to laugh and enjoy me enjoying Him in every aspect of my life. God showed me something new today!

19 comments:

Angela said...

God is showing me a deeper truth in Him that makes me in awe. i am astonished! i am astounded! He longs to laugh and enjoy me enjoying Him in every aspect of my life.

amen amen amen sis...

I experienced something like this last Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing this devotional with us...((hugs))

Kimberly said...

I love this. He is working on me, as well...helping me to see who He really is. Rewriting the things I have believed to be true about Him. Giving me a picture of a joyfilled life with my Father who absolutely adores me. Teaching me to trust in His love for me.

Beautiful post! This is definitely revelation that could radically change our walk with Him!

RCUBEs said...

Great analogy. How true that we get so serious sometimes with things of God but didn't Jesus say that His yoke is light? That means we can afford to laugh despite the burden we carry. It is light. Because He is there carrying it with us.
At work, if I feel there's a perfect time to lighten up someone's heavy heart, I try to but in a professional manner [you know who I deal with :)]. But laughter is contagious. And those feeling sick, sometimes feel better because of a little laugh we shared. Thanks for sharing this sister Christy.

Shanda said...

Yes! God has been portrayed only as a father to be "feared" to so many. This is such a powerful truth for all of us to know of our Father!

Andrea said...

What a precious, loving, Heavenly Father we have....He sooooo enjoys us!!
We are the delight of His heart!!
Blessings and prayers, andrea

He And Me + 3 said...

Yes, He delights over us and with us. Thank you so much for sharing with us. What a great experience.

Tracy Wagman said...

Jesus really is a friend who is always interested in everything we do. He's never too busy, but gives us undivided attention, yet He's busy with everybody else at the same time.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That is so beautiful, Christy Rose! I can just see you and God laughing together that day and his heart filled to the brim with love for you! Just beautiful!

Linda said...

I think this is so true Christy Rose. I imagine Jesus laughing with His disciples as they walked along the road or with the children as He reached down and pulled them into His lap.
I am very sure that the Father has a wonderful sense of humor.
P.S. Thanks for praying about the laptop. I can certainly use it. :-)

E @ Scottsville said...

BUT it reminded me of last week when I was driving. Two birds were darting around playing and darted right into traffic. One got hit and his limp little body flew to the side of the road. The other bird rushed to his side and kept playing... obviously not grasping what had just happened. It made me sad. I had completely forgotten about those birds til I read your post.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Yea, definitely keep in mind that your blog needs a Fairy Blogmother!! =0)

Thanks for dropping by!

~Erica

Five Moms & A Blog said...

What a precious post! I too love that they were playing in the face of great danger, but totally unaware of it.

Not sitting there worrying about the future, or planning for it. Just enjoying the moment and letting their Creator take care of them.

Just as we want our children to rest and trust us to provide for them (and to trust the Lord), God wants us to trust Him the same way!

Oh, and about the shoes......I just couldn't resist that price, lol!

~ Nan

LisaShaw said...

Christy,

I have had several experiences as your beautiful experience with the Lord. Isn't laughing in the Lord wonderful??!! Indeed!

You are so right about missing out on the Person of God when religious ways and also legalism steps in!

My husband often says (when we are laughing together about something) that God has a sense of humor and he's right.

Thank you for sharing this and also thank you for the encouraging and warm words you leave on two of my blogs. I'm always blessed by you and I appreciate you and your heart for GOD.

Love you.

Billy Coffey said...

You don't know how much I needed to hear these words today, Christy. I'm glad I hopped over here.

gracetalkwithdaveda said...

This is so true! In the midst of a LOT, I have been continually hearing the Lord say "just enjoy me, enjoy your day, enjoy your life, I love you and I have everything all taken care of...ENJOY!"

great post Christy! I am looking forward to seeing you next week!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Amen sista.....hence the name of my blog

Psalm 104:24

How many are your works, O LORD!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

I get called "airhead" "flowerchild" "etc" because I, like you.....find myself in awe of the amazing gifts that God has given us in this world, that most people just leave unnoticed. I will stop to watch that spider spin it's web.....or sit with my coffee and watch the squirrels collect their nuts. It's awesome!

You made me smile today....thank you!

Denise said...

Glimpses of grace given to those with the eyes to see His heart at work!

Smiling along with you!
Shalom,
Denise

Martha said...

What a beautiful post!!!! I agree with you, in fact, I am guilty of it as well. I was so caught up with all the legalistic aspects of being a Christian, I became stressed and my relationship with the Lord began to dwindle :o)

I had to remind myself that I am not perfect and I will never be perfect, He died to wash away all of my sins. I will remain Christ-like but place all of my efforts upon the Lord and our bond :)

P.S. A similar experience happened to me two days ago, only it was cocky peacocks who did not want to move out the way :P

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I love the way you write. It is soo heartfelt and I feel exactly the same way!
I am soooo THANKFUL for God.

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