I love it when God crashes into my everyday, mundane routinely filled days, giving me a glimpse into the way that He sees things…
Yesterday at work, He did just that.
Yesterday, after the large mob of customers had all swept through the lobby of my Starbucks store, I went out from behind the counter to access the damage. While I was sweeping up, one of my regular customers came in with his adorable, wide-eyed, 2 year-old daughter, Millie.
When they walked in, I felt as if someone literally turned my head towards them and said, “Look.” As I watched the two interact, God began to speak to me about trust.
There’s something to be said about a relationship between a little girl and her daddy. She has full trust, and confidance that her daddy is going to protect her and provide for her, and Love her, simply because she is his… no questions asked… no doubts in her mind.
As Millie followed her daddy, hand in hand, around my store, she seemed to walk confidently… that is until I tried to talk to her. As I bent down to her level, to introduce myself, she instinctively slid behind her daddy, and peeked out at me nervously. As I conversed with her dad, he called her out and introduced her to me. At that point she came out from behind her daddy, grinned sheepishly, and began to waltz around confidently again.
Through my interactions and observations of Millie, God revealed something to me. I am His little girl. He desires that kind of relationship with me. He created me to walk in confidence and freedom with Him when I am walking with Him… when I am holding His hand.
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
When I walk hand in hand with my Abba Father, I am able to walk in full confidence and trust that He will take care of me, provide for me, and Love me… simply because I am His, no questions asked, no doubts in my mind. My future and my needs, and my fulfillment are no longer concerns for me, because it is no longer an issue of whether or not I will be provided for.
What a beautiful picture of Love, Trust, and Perfect relationships. May my relationship with my Father be like that of Millie and her Daddy. I am my Daddy’s little girl.