I just finished reading a book called, "Akiane". It is about a 10 year old girl (in 2006 at the time of publishing) that has extraordinary gifts in art and writing. Her paintings are of a Master's quality, and her poetry is well advanced for her age.
This book, but also this girl, started me to thinking.
She had, at a young age, developed time with God. In fact, her parents were then atheists, and this was very strange to them.(You've gotta read the book!)
What I started thinking about was, I want to have what she has. Not only accomplishing great things in the arts, but her intimacy with God. About her being so pure.
She saw the Lord as He was. As He chose to reveal Himself to her.
Not as I probably do, with 56 years of experiences, opinions, and input.
She had a purity of heart and mind at the age of four when she met God. So she didn't add her embellishments or her thoughts. She just accepted Him as He appeared.
Like back to when Adam and Eve were first created in the Garden of Eden, before the Fall. They didn't have any experience with anything! No church that they had been attending. No baggage to drag into the relationship. They hadn't lived before! That is an odd thing to grasp!
When I think about all of my opinions, right or wrong, compared to them....
They didn't even have an Aunt Martha to inflict her opinions on them.
No, they were new creatures. Never having existed before.
No, they were literally new creations in Christ (John 1:3)
No, I mean literally. Brand spankin' new!
And that must be how Akiane must be, or was back when she was 4.
Every idea, every vision, was startling and fresh. And there was nothing that she couldn't do. Because no one had told her any different. God had told her that she could.
I want to do that. To have that. To be that.
And we can, if we believe the Word of God.
I believe that we have allowed ourselves to be so dumbed down by Satan, that we listen to his lies. And we forget who our Daddy is.
The Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. The Creator of all things.
Akiane spends the first part of each day, seeking God and sharing the intimacy that He wants with us.
I do that.
But I am going to take that one step further.
The ideas that He has given me? (And He has....)
I am going to act on them. Draw them. Use them. Write them. Just as I am now.
Not waste them and whine about how I never get to do what I was made to do!