“Do it again Mommy! Do it again daddy!”
I’ve said those words myself recently, and you won’t believe what happened!
But I’ll get to that in a second.
My sweet 8-year-old daughter has NO concerns about asking me for “MORE” …or “AGAIN” …or whatever she wants!
Neither does my 6’4″, 200 lb, 22-year-old son!
And actually, when they come to me for things, I LOVE IT! Especially as they get older, it makes me feel valued, needed and wanted by them.
Then WHY is it that we have such guilt and selfishness issues going to God, our Father, for the things that we need, want or desire?
Under the sea…
I was diving last week in Jamaica on a 15th anniversary trip with my husband. While under the water, God started REALLY speaking to my heart.
One thing He said was, “Wanna see more?”
My heart leapt! I LOVE seeing things underwater! It’s a completely different and marvelous world that I could get lost in. I wondered HOW MANY other amazing things that God has created that are so crazy, interesting and funny looking, beyond anything I ever imagined was on this planet! (Some look like ET!)
So I answered Him.
“God, if it’s ok, I would LOVE to see more before I have to leave. I don’t get to dive very often…” and on and on I rambled for about a minute.
“When YOUR kids say, ‘Do it again Daddy (Mommy)!’ do you love it or hate it?”
“I love it God!”
“Then WHY do you ask me things with 27 disclaimers? I LOVE making things happen for you! Even better, I love when you acknowledge that it’s Me, even before it happens. It shows me your faith. Faith pleases Me.”
Watch this, baby girl!
Within minutes of asking Him to “Do it again Daddy”, I saw two of the BIGGEST lion fish I have EVER seen in my life! Then saw a PUFFER fish and got taught how to make him puff!
Then I turned around again and saw MY FIRST SEA SPIDER (if that is even what this huge thing was) ALL within just a few minutes!!!
If you’ve ever been diving, you know that it doesn’t happen that way very often.
Oh, how He loves us!
God LOVES to hear, “Do it again Daddy!”
He LOVES being asked, “Daddy, can I have that?”
He LOVES when we talk to Him and acknowledging Him in everything we do.
HE JUST LOVES US! So much in fact, that He sent His son to die for us! So why in the world wouldn’t He want to “Do it again Daddy”?
What do you think?
What have you not bothered to ask God to do – or do again? Maybe, it’s because of guilt or condemnation or just not wanting to trouble Him with something so small.
Ask away! Ask today! What are you encouraged to pray for right now????