There is no true joy if there’s no freedom.
One time, this little girl suddenly plunged in a laundry basin without any hesitation. No fear – no BUTS and IFS.
So many times, we just need to be like a little child to experience true joy and freedom welling up from within us.
Many people are looking for it and trading their valuable lives just to have it, but little did they know that it is in the simplicity of heart and faith that they can have it.
“God’s kingdom is not a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you.” (Romans 14:17-18, The Message)
Remember, Jesus said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.” (Matthew 18:2-5, The Message)
Receiving Christ and His kingdom is receiving true Joy and Freedom.
Let us plunge in like a little child, without IFS & BUTS, to experience an adventurous life the way we never had before.
(Photo of my youngest daughter, Aika.)