Return To Innocence

I have come across a few posts here on Word press of people talking about how we as a culture have lost our childlike qualities as human beings. One person wrote how she hates what comes with being an adult. As we leave childhood we are made to think that all the things of being a child are useless and futile in the adult realm, but after you have been grown up awhile we see that being a child wasn’t so bad after all.

It’s the memories of having a carefree existence that we long for. No responsibilities, dead lines, bills, mortgage, car repairs, houses to clean, kids to feed, laundry to do, lawns to mow, etc… These are the things of the WORLD that Jesus was talking about that we aren’t suppose to carry. The future can be a big load to carry if we choose to. This is why Jesus has told us to live only for Today. The cares of tomorrow bring with it, it’s own trouble. Matthew 6: 25-34,

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

We can still function as we need to in the earthly realm while still having a childlike heart. From what I have been experiencing lately, I am learning that remembering what made me happy growing up can be replayed in my life and give me that same fulfillment. This began with my dream I had with Jesus. The movie Romeo and Juliet was in my dream with Him. I watched it the next day and remembered how I fell in love with it when I was 14. It took me back to that place in my heart. It felt good. So then I started remembering some music I used to like from Enigma and Kate Bush. The Enigma music with the Gregorian chants is what I liked. This led me to the native american chant song Yeha Noha.  Which is my favorite song now because it speaks love to me. I have been researching the songs I liked back then and have found that they all have something in common, LOVE. Could it be that we hate being adults because we are really missing real love in our lives?  As we age we forget what real love, real enjoyment truly is. We are brainwashed by society to be fake til we make it. All this fakeness is robbing us of our true identity!

If you are longing for a more fulfilled life go back to your innocence, what ever that is for you. For me it has been this music. I have never felt closer to Jesus except for when I got saved for real.  In order to come to Jesus we do have to become like a child.  Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18:3. Open your heart, let it melt into His. Remember who you were, who you still are. Who God created you to be. This is your authentic self screaming to come out of the dark. Like Rob Thomas says in this song, Let it Go…

Jack Frost- The Lukewarm Christian

What I will be writing about comes from the movie The Rise of The Guardians. Jack Frost really stuck out to me cause I could relate to him. He is invisible, like he doesn’t exist. Jack is like the unborn spirit, not alive yet. I call him lukewarm because he has no side. He has to choose.

Jack asks why he is alive to the man on the moon (God).  He soon finds out the answer from one of the guardians, Santa. He tells Jack he is called to be a guardian, but Jack doesn’t want to be chosen. He questions that the man on the moon has said this. Santa tells Jack it’s destiny, can’t say no! Like many of us, Jack doesn’t think he has anything to offer to become a guardian. Santa explains to him that he has a center. A gift inside that is special.  Santa’s center is wonder, born with eyes to “see”. Jack goes on a quest to find his center.

In order to do this he needs memories. Memories of his childhood. Those memories help Jack remember what’s important. This is why God says to be childlike, not childish but childlike. The memories help him remember why he is here. Pitch, who is like the devil, steals the memories. This causes an uprising in Jack. He didn’t care about being a guardian until now, Pitch has stolen his memories! What has Satan stolen from you? Has it changed how you live? When you come to the realization that Satan has stolen from you, you will stand up and fight! We are indifferent until it effects us.

Jack finds out his center is fun. When he starts walking in this truth he becomes more real and visible. If we believe, we will see. Our eyes are opened to the supernatural realm. God isn’t invisible anymore and the more we believe the more visible He becomes.

In order for the guardians to keep their “jobs” the children have to believe. There ends up being only one boy who believes and they go to his house. Jack is communicating with the boy being invisible but soon the boy sees him because he believed. Jack is so happy that he isn’t invisible anymore! Once he found his center and believed in himself then others believed in him too. Jack said at the end, just because you can’t always see the sun, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

We all have a center, potential, something to give. We just have to figure out what it is, believe in ourselves and it will become a reality! Once we are born again and made alive in our spirit we will want to give. When people become lukewarm in their faith, it’s because they have forgotten who they are! Remember you are God’s child and as a child of God you have a mission while you are walking the earth! Stop being invisible and give your self away. Make your presence known for the glory of God! Do what He has called you to do. Our lives are meaningless without God and His direction.