DADDY! I want it ALL ~

This past Sunday before I journeyed off to take my usual trip to see my family, I decided to stop in Big Lots; I’m in the process of decorating my bedroom and decided to go with the “Fleur-de-lis a.k.a Paris” theme again, they have so many things out now that relates to Paris; so many of the small and big stores are now carrying things that display the beauty and history of the city. Although my fascination of the country began way before it’s very tragic events, It’s still a “places I must visit”  on my bucket list.

But there’s a specific picture I’m actually looking for, so I decided to stop in there and take a look around before the trip home; while in there, they indeed had quite a few things but didn’t necessarily have what I was looking for – instead of leaving right away, I decided to peruse the rest of the store and see what else they had. I ended up in the back of the store where they had all of this nice furniture, as I began to test out couches and chairs my eyes took notice of this young lady, whom was acting very anxious – I watched as she hurriedly went back and forward from this lady and man in which turned out to be her parents “I just talked to mom and dad” she began to say to the younger guy whom was with them. As I made my way over to look at the beds and dresser sets; her mom told the store clerk that they wanted to purchase this nicely finished 5-drawer dresser. “Sure” he said, if you all would go over to the service desk, I’ll be with you in a minute. He then made his way through these big doors which led to the back of the store.

As her mom, dad and the young guy made their way over to the desk; the young lady began to look over the purchase again – slightly rubbing her hand across the finished look of the dresser, “I love this whole set,” she stated; as she looked over to the matching bed, chest and nightstand to go with it. I love this – “Daddy, I want it All” she said, I want the whole set! Her dad looked at her with pleasure, as if he was just waiting on her to ask. As she walked away and traveled over to the service desk; I could imagine she got everything her heart desired and then some, all because she asked her daddy for it all.

The first thing I thought when I saw this exchange and how pleased her daddy looked; just to give her what she asked for was “I wish I had a daddy to do that for me”…she’s a blessed girl, I thought to myself – But then I realized, while I may not have had a “natural” daddy that could’ve given me everything my heart desired – I have a spiritual daddy whom loves, cherishes and cares for me; and he too is just waiting on me to say “Daddy, I want it All” because he delights in giving us the desires of our heart…….under one condition.i want it all

The bible says “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalms 37:4 (NASB) 

it also says:

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

As any parent will tell you, they are apt to give their children anything their hearts desire, while some parents give to their children even in their disobedience – 90% of parents are eager to do more for their children when their kids have proven or shown them that they can be responsible and complete necessary tasks without having to be told or chastised about doing them, this makes a parent feel good; knowing that the items or things they are purchasing for their children have been rightfully earned.

This is the same concept that our Daddy (God) takes with us, while the bible says God is a God of no respecter of person’s as he rains on the just (good) as well as the unjust (not so good) – He delights in his children seeking his face and doing the right things; parents dislike when their children use them just to get what they want only to later disrespect them when their asked to do something. Our Daddy (heavenly father) feels the same way. God doesn’t mind blessing us, but it really makes it so much easier when we’re obedient to him first, because as Chris Tomlin states he’s a “Good, Good Father”  (click link to listen)

I don’t know if the young lady in the store had to do anything good to get what she received and it really doesn’t matter, because my daddy too; is waiting to give me the desires of my heart. Because where I used to only “wish” for parents that had it good enough to give me everything I ever wanted, I learned to be content with my parents and their financial standing because I have a spiritual Father whom, If my ways are pleasing in his sight and I do exactly what he wants me do – I too can say “Daddy, I want It ALL!!” and just like that; If it’s something that won’t harm or hinder me – My daddy too, will look at me with such pleasure in his eyes and give me exactly what I ask for.

Be encouraged and know that from this day forward; while your natural parents may not have been able to give you everything you ever wanted, you have a heavenly father whose standing by in the wings with a pen and pad; ready to write up every request you have. Now that’s A GOOD DADDY!

daddy is a king

 

 

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Movers & Sitters

MOVING & SITTING

When I moved to North Carolina, my first job here was at a local Government Office – I loved the job as I was just happy to get one within months of coming to the state. I started off in Child Services, after about 2 years of doing the job – I felt like I wanted to do something a little different. So I began to seek out other opportunities within my work establishment that would challenge me a little more. I love challenges and always seem to seek out things that are more engaging.

On this job I became friends with a young lady by the name of Lauren, she was very nice and I liked hanging out with her at work, because we did the same job – we found ourselves going to conferences and trainings together. She did her job and I did mine – because we worked with child cases we also found ourselves going to court together as well. In this job task we were the same, but our viewpoints I came to find out were very different. Where I loved challenges and loved to discover new things and took my job a little further than what I probably should have. Lauren was comfortable doing the minimum, she didn’t find comfort in challenges and wasn’t eager to move up. She was comfortable staying right where she was, doing exactly what she was doing and when 5PM came around, she happily left…while I sometimes stayed around after hours. I Loved finding out about new things as those things put a wrinkle in my brain for increased knowledge, Lauren on the other hand never wanted to find out about new things, she felt like if she didn’t know about it – then she wouldn’t be responsible for it.

I discovered that I was a Mover and Lauren was a Sitter…while I wanted to run with Life, Lauren was fine just sitting and watching it go by without new knowledge or a care in the world about what was going on. She constantly sat on her lily pad, never to leap to another one to find nor discover a new adventure.

In Life there will always be Movers and Sitters, but what about when it comes to the word of God? In the church you also have Movers and Sitters. The Movers are the ones whom take the word and actually do something with it, they apply it to their lives and seek to help others do the same. A Sitter are the ones whom listen to the same word, say Amen and do nothing with what they heard; they sit on knowledge and advancement; a lot of times because they are not willing to put in the work that will allow them to grow in the word of God.

The Bible says in James 1:22-24 (NIV) – Do no merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

That means that the Word of God is to be applied and put into Action and merely not just listened to and forgotten.

Gods Word

So it’s easy to say that A Mover is a Doer and a Sitter is a Hearer. On Sunday our Pastor, touched on this, he began to talk about the chaos of the world and how us as Christians are saying we hope the Lord come soon and destroy the world and take us back with him, but what a boring life one must have if all you’re doing is Sitting and waiting on the Lord to take you back with him and destroy the world because it’s so MAD!….Even in the midst of all the world’s happenings, we as Christians are being called to be MOVERS! to hear the WORD of God and offer help to the Lost, Sick, Lame & Confused soul. God does not bless us spiritually and naturally for us to just keep it to ourselves and not become a help to others. Sure don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that a sitter is going to Hell! they too may just get to heaven before a mover…but what I’m saying is this – God has given us all talents and gifts, when I go before the Lord; I want to be empty – empty of every gift, every talent & every purpose that he has given to me. Don’t You?

We have all kinds of people in the world – I came across another person recently whom is a Sitter, “I don’t want to do no more than what’s required of me” they said…(If it’s above my pay grade, It’s too much)…Not to say that it’s anything wrong with that, as we all have things that are beyond our control and out of our reach as far as helping others or taking our jobs to the next level. But sometimes when it’s in our POWER to do more, we simply choose to do LESS because we have a Sitter mentality…(no more, no less)

10 years later, to this day, Lauren is still in the same position she was in when we first became friends – not willing to go the extra mile, doing the same thing that is required, nothing more nor less – And while I have moved on several times since then, I wonder if Lauren chose to be a MOVER in life; where would she be right now and how far could she have gone.

While this is merely your opinion in LIFE, and it’s okay to be a SITTER. In the WORD of God being a MOVER is the ultimate KEY to success!

ARE YOU MOVING OR SITTING? FISH MOVING