It may just be me, but do you ever have that burning feeling deep within, that provokes you to think that you were called to live an incredible life? Like you know there is something that you must do that is greater than yourself? You may know what it is or not, but nonetheless it’s like your heart can see it even if you can’t physically see the manifestation of what exactly it is. One of my favorite verses that I always cling to is Romans 8:15-17,
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!”
Papa is teaching me the meaning of what it means to be a child and dream; living in this perpetual state of asking Him, “What’s next, Papa?”, in sheer excitement. Every time I read this verse, I always envision an anxious kid jumping up and down in their parent’s room, asking what fun, breathtaking- exhilarating adventures awaited them for the day; not being fully cognizant of what would take place, but having full faith in their parents that it would be an adventure. I strongly believe that we should all approach life and our dreams that Papa has placed on our hearts in this aspect; as a child who lives in expectancy of something great happening because living this type of life is what and who we were called to be.
This is our identity; to be a child of God who lives life in an exciting exuberating way completely filled with the calling God has placed on each of our lives, that will ultimately make a lasting impact on the world!
I’m learning how to just be the kid who gets into the car with their father and not always ask “Where are we going?, Are we almost there yet?, and How many more minutes”, but rather just stare out into the windows in anticipation of where he is taking me and just go along for the ride.
What would our lives look like if we really adopted this identity of becoming a child and living from a place of dreaming with our Father, where we approach life adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “So What’s next, Papa?”