Leave Your Limits Behind

This Valentine’s Day, will you open yourself up to a
“go anywhere, do anything,” child-like faith, love for God?

 At what point did you start putting limits on your love for God?  Where have you drawn the lines?  When did the ways of this world begin to define and justify your choices, and even your relationship with God?  “Growing up” taught us that real faith is too risky, that happiness is found in status and wealth, and that love is rarely worth the disappointment, rejection and hurt that often accompanies it.  But aren’t you curious to know how limitless love for God would change your life?

When the desperate desire to love God more meets our weathered and worn down “grown-up” minds, we have but one choice–become like a child and draw near to God.

He [Jesus] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4)

So what would it take for you to become like a child again?  Think, for a moment, about what it would be like to run into Jesus’ arms.  At any point, do you look back over your shoulder?  Or is your attention fixed entirely on Him?  As you seek to move with more faith and love in your intimacy with God, what “grown-up” boundaries do you need to release?

Children and sheep seem to be a lot alike–with so little to offer, they trust with great tenacity.  Like a sheep who knows the Shepherd’s voice, follow Him without looking back and trust He is all good.  Jesus has the fullness of LIFE in store for you as you follow Him in child-like faith and loving obedience with every area of your life.

Reflect today: What wouldn’t you do for love?  Where wouldn’t you go with the Good Shepherd?  With what areas of your life do you not yet trust Jesus?

Greater joy, freedom and love await, as you offer everything to the One who lived, died and rose again for you.

This Valentine’s Day, run into His arms like a child
and let Him know you’ve left the limits behind.

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