Monday, April 14, 2008

Carefree As Children

Isn't it wonderful to see that look of elation and pure joy on a child's face?
I just love to see their enthusiasm for life. This is Jessica at 18 months.
I love to see that they have not a care in the world. Garrett, Christmas morning, age 13 months.
They have a "child-like" faith, that the Lord says we should have.
I love it that children are so joyful for just being together having fun. Here are Hayden, Harrison and Grayson thrilled to be together, brushing their teeth. Cousins spending the night!!!
I love it that children seem to only see the bright side. They don't seem to fret or stew or worry.
This is Victoria at age two. So why is it that I let the cares of this world keep me from getting a good night's rest? This is how I was last night, tossing and turning. I was forgetting that God is my Father.
I was upset at things like this. I mustn't let my peace be ruled by the price of fuel. The Lord knows my every need. I need to remember to "Cast all my cares on Him, for He cares for me." It cost me $160 to fill my truck the other day!!!
This is my friend Dawn and me last summer. We attend the same church. We "bumped" into each other at this state park one Saturday. There are no coincidences with the Lord, but rather appointments that He plans on purpose for us. We are now prayer partners.
We are together using this book Power of a Praying Parent, to pray for our children while our kids are in youth group. We are seeing miracles with our children. Praise God.

The Lord quietly reminds me that I can trust Him. He is faithful and true.

So when I toss and turn and cannot sleep, I want to either pray a prayer to ask the Lord to help me feel His presence and go back to sleep or do that and then get up and read my Bible and pray.
Yes, I must drive my children places and yes, I lead a busy life, sometimes waking at 4:00 am just so I'll have the time to pray and also get everything done, but I need not fear, nor fret.
The Lord is with me. He hears my prayers and calms my heart. I can lay all my burdens down, and rest in His care.
I can be joyful like these dear children, who have comeplete peace and security, because God is my Father. This is Cameron, Grayson and Harrison in Sharon's backyard. Her back yard is a lot prettier now! Arn't they just the way we wish we could all be? Which is at rest because they have no fear. "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me." I can do nothing without Him.

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh yes to be carefree as a child...I would love it. I let to many things keep me up tight. I worry for everyone.
Nice post. Our gas is 3.18 and im freaking. It cost me $70 bucks to fill my Durango hate to even gas it up. If I put $25 it puts half of a 1/4 that is just nuts.

Sharon said...

What a great post Kathi! I remember looking at my little ones thinking they don't have a care in the world and here I have this huge burdon hanging over me. I even remember thinking that way when I was a teenage girl and I would look at Sadie our cat thinking, you don't have a care in the world, I wish I was you! Isn't that silly! I need to look to the Lord and climb up in his lap and rest in Him! He careth for the sparrow, and He careth for me!

Thank you for the reminder Kathi! I'm sorry that you tossed and turned in worry. I pray that you will feel the Lord's peace today.
I love you so much sister.

XXXO Sharon

Sharon said...

What a great post Kathi! I remember looking at my little ones thinking they don't have a care in the world and here I have this huge burdon hanging over me. I even remember thinking that way when I was a teenage girl and I would look at Sadie our cat thinking, you don't have a care in the world, I wish I was you! Isn't that silly! I need to look to the Lord and climb up in his lap and rest in Him! He careth for the sparrow, and He careth for me!

Thank you for the reminder Kathi! I'm sorry that you tossed and turned in worry. I pray that you will feel the Lord's peace today.
I love you so much sister.

XXXO Sharon

Heather said...

Great post. Find your rest in Him and Him alone.

Love and Blessings.....

PS..
Love the pics of the kiddo's being carefree. I long to feel like that.

jennifer said...

This was so well done, so well thought out. You are a wonderful, Godly mom. Your kids are blessed to have you!

Jennifer

Kim said...

Whoa! I am not happy to pay $3.17 for gas. So, you justed lifted my spirits a little. Working with preschoolers for the last seven years has helped me keep a more carefree attitude. How many adults get to work with bubbles and toys all day? As a photographer if I'm not in a good mood neither will they.
I found your blog through your wonderful sister Sharon.

Sondra said...

What a great post. So special to see the peace and joy that children do have. Funny you posted the picture of the gas sign. I was going to do a gas post to compare prices from other areas. Wow! You guys are paying a fortune. We just now went to $3.01 this week.

Daughter of the King said...

Oh this is such a great post...so many truths and great verses and pictures to go with it...
I enjoyed this very much.
Debya

Kelly said...

Oh Kathi I have had those same kind of nights! You are so smart and so good, and have such great knowledge of the word! Yes we indeed can do all things through him! So have no fear and sleep well......

Love,
Kelly

Cottage Contessa said...

Great post Kathi, I need to remind myself of these things too, especially when I am having yet another sleepless night! You & Sharon have such beautiful children! Have a lovely weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Nora Lee said...

I am going to bookmark this post. Thank you so much for reminding us all that God is in control of our lives and we need to slow down and enjoy the blessings he has given us, as well as lay in His hands the things we have no control over.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra

Michelle said...

Kathi ~ Oh my, what a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your heart - it really touched me :)

~Michelle

nannykim said...

(first, before I forget, I say get yourself a little saturn--it only costs my son 21 dollars to fill and he gets good mileage--it a little Saturn SL1--they don't make them anymore. But my husbands Satuun Ion only costs 31 dollars to fill). I love how kids in a happy home are very secure and know they are loved and you are right--that is how we should feel!

A Romantic Porch said...

Kathi,Thank you for this great reminder. I keep telling myself to enjoy THIS moment. That is all I truly have. I relate to what you are saying, but I wonder if God doesn't use all of this to draw us closer to Him. Be blessed today. You are a blessing to me. Love,Rachel

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