Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

Who Told You...

Genesis 3:11 (NKJV)
11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

My son recently celebrated his first birthday. Helium filled balloons, colorful red blue and yellow decorations, food, cupcakes, and more packed the Dr. Seuss themed party.

Now anyone who has been to a typical first birthday knows that although everyone is celebrating the baby, the party is really for the adults.

According to the party planner, there was a segment of time dedicated to outdoor activities.

My mother was in charge of the games.

She donned a tall purple top hat with black stripes and pulled out a giant bag of games with prizes. Marching through the back door, she motioned the little ones to join her outside. She chased, tackled, tickled, and played an endless game of toss with the children!

The other “adults”, including me, observed her playing with a sense of child-like energy while wondering why she was doing the most.

Afterwards I asked my mom, “How do you do it?”

She proudly blurted out, “Who told you that 60-year olds were supposed to be boring?!”

Adam and Eve were naked and comfortable until they chose to believe a lie that disregarded the truth that was designed into their very existence.

Everyone has an opinion about who you are, what you do, and how you should live your life. The bible commands us in 1 John 4:1, “Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world”(AMP).

Who told you…
You are too old?
You aren’t big enough?
You aren’t smart enough?
You can’t…

You MUST believe what God says! If the information you are given sounds good – take it to God. If He confirms it - THEN believe it.

If you are ever looking for the lady I call mom – visit my church and see the single mother of two college graduates dancing on the front row. She preaches to prisoners, has a doctorate, two masters degrees, a bachelors, and can still chase her grandson with arthritis in her knee!

Given every reason to stop, go back, or quit – she broke the mold of tradition and blazed a new trail by trusting the report of The Lord!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? ~ Dr. Seuss