I watched my daughter, Kaytie and her little friend playing one day in our backyard. On an impulse, they decide to do the next thing together. One suggests and the other agrees, then off they go! As they start off it becomes a race, to the swing set, not to win something, not because there is only one swing, because there are two swings waiting, it's just because they can't wait to have some more fun together, doing the next thing and running together makes them giggle, it brings them joy and excitement. Just Because it is what they do, they live to play.
As I watched, first it made me smile, next it made me think, then it made me cry.
I thought.........this is what the race to heaven is like.
It's like a child running as fast as you can, not in competition with those around us, but instead just to get to that swing on the swing set that is waiting just for us and along the way we should bring, give, share and live throughout our lives: love, peace, joy and laughter. Like a child.
Have you ever seen a child cry, because someone they love is crying? Have you ever seen a child give to another child that is without? Have you ever had a child ask you why is that man sitting on the street with nothing? Have you ever had a child ask you why someone is mean to them? Why someone doesn't want them? They don't understand and will say the simple, obvious, solutions for all these situations, but you see, adults have lost a grip on simple and obvious and have complicated this world.
Children are born to love and be loved. Be like a child. Care like a child. Love like a child. Live like a child. Give like a child.
Have you forgotten what it's like to be a child? Children have an innocence until people around them make them feel badly about themselves, others and the world they live in. Older children often tend to get jealous of the younger ones, because they wish so badly that they could go back to when they lived purely in love and thought nothing could ever take that away. People tell kids they are bad, they are not good enough, grow up and stop dreaming, stop pretending, make promises they can't keep, criticize others in front of them by gossiping, children learn to be who they are because of adults.
Of course we all grow up and the loss of innocence is inevitable. I guess my point is that, the sooner we can fully remember the good in life, rediscover the beauty of this world that was made for us, put away our weapons of hate, jealousy and single mindedness we can go back to seeing this world the way God sees it, through the eyes of a child, magnificent, adventurous and all for us. A fifth grader has all the answers to the world's problems, but one person telling them no, sorry, that's been done, tried, failed, can take away the hope of changing this world for the better, the way they see it.
Bring back hope and build his Kingdom.
WHAT A GREAT QUESTION! I LOVE THIS YOUNG MAN FOR ASKING JESUS THIS QUESTION!
So, a young man ran and kneeled at the feet of Jesus and asked: Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
First of all, he sets the kid straight!
Jesus replied: Why call me good? THERE IS NONE GOOD, BUT ONE, THAT IS, GOD. (verse 18)
Secondly, Jesus said: You know the commandments; don't commit adultery, don't kill, don't steal, don't bear false witness, defraud not, honor thy father and mother. (verse 19)
So the young man answered Jesus and said: Master, all these have I observed from my youth. (verse 20)
(see he's looking for more than what he already knows!)
Third, Jesus, beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. (verse 21)
Poor guy, this made him sad and I'm sure a bit confused! He has basically just been told to not rely on everything he worked so hard for to acquire, to let go of the things in the world that he had worked so hard toward and to go back to being 7, have nothing and rely on a father again for everything, his father in heaven!
He was sad at what Jesus said and walked away grieved, for He had acquired great possessions.(verse 22)
Let's put this situation in today's world. Imagine being uhh, I don't know fresh out of college, you've put high school foolishness way behind you by now, let alone Elementary school stuff. You've been working towards becoming an adult, you just worked super hard for a degree or to master a trade and things are coming your way. Maybe a new house, car, and a high paying job position. All of a sudden you meet Jesus and he tells you, get rid of it all! That is not what life is all about! Everything you worked so hard for is for nothing! None of it will give you entitlement to eternal life.
You are faced with a new Truth to life and a huge decision!
Basically, we have to go backwards in life if we have only learned to depend on ourselves and people and things, because we must depend on God first. Nothing else is stable. It's like a mirage. It's like swimming through seaweed to get to the water that you are already in.
I have had to learn this lesson first hand! I was only living to prove to myself what it meant to live. I was living to acquire the things that I thought were required to live a good life and then I would be able to be good enough for God. I became helpless and didn't know what to do next with myself, I was standing in the middle of a pile of rubbish that I had created. So I dropped to my knees and surrendered my will to God. I cried and cried and cried then he began to show me that the pile of rubbish was beautiful, that he was behind all the good in my life, that because of him, I am who I am. He gracefully danced through my life with me and then he brought me to his home where I could feel him and introduced me to his son. His son reached out and held my hand. In order to take a hold of his hand, I had to let go of everything else I was holding onto. I took his hand and now I won't let go of it. I am as free as a child running, laughing with my best friend just to swing on a swing. As we run, he shows me things that make him sad and together we make this world a little brighter. I am his and he is mine. He has shown me how to be childish again, how to be a child of God. God's will comes first before all things, people and being, because of his will, I AM and I Am only because he is. With God all things are possible, people limit possibilities in life. (I am still learning everyday and I love it)
I first experienced Young Living Essential Oils in 2000, but it wasn't until 2 years ago that I bought some of these oils for myself and use them daily with prayer. So, how do they work in letting go and letting God? The way God has designed our minds, we are very protected by a complex tissue layer around our brain. Scientists have not been able to find anything that penetrates or stimulates the pituitary or pineal part of the brain. There is no written word or verbal communication that can tap into that area or stimulate that area of the brain. No amount of sozo, books, counseling etc thus far, except SMELL...which is why they have to do BRAIN surgery for cancer...chemo doesn't even penetrate the protective tissue of brain as it is too complex!
But guess what? PURE essential oils do! They can stimulate that area of the brain to release trapped trauma and release the trauma assigned to the organ, giving SPIRITUAL HEALING, EMOTIONAL HEALING and PHYSICAL HEALING release in one punch! Organ Transplants and Limbic Memory Clinical studies are showing that those who receive organ transplants are taking on behaviors and ideas or cravings of the people who once had the organs...hence, a man who ate a lot of French fries and listened to the Beatles a lot gives a kidney away and suddenly the guy who has the transplanted kidney craves French fries and can't stop humming Beatles tunes...why??? because it is all stored in the organ through the molecules.
Continue READING about Clinical Limbic Storage on my website at the link below....