It can be a challenging thing for a kid to learn to go under water. Some learn how sooner than others. And the time had come for our youngest son, Austin. He was determined to learn how to hold his breath and put his face under that water.
So, at bath time one night, he donned his goggles – baby steps, people, baby steps- and went for it. And he succeeded. More than once in fact. He was excited, and we celebrated… because our family loves any reason to celebrate.
Feel The Believe
When asked later what made him successful that night, he said he wasn’t quite sure… but he pointed at his belly and said somehow he could just “feel the believe” down in there, and he just knew he was going to be able to stick his whole face under water that night.
He’s like that. He doesn’t say, “If I get that present for Christmas…” Instead, he says, “When I get that present for Christmas…” And if anyone challenges his faith that it’s going to happen, well he just lets them know that they are wrong and it surely is. He has childlike faith.
In Matthew 18, Jesus challenged His followers to live like little children when it came to their faith, trust and belief in Him. In fact, He said that living that way… feeling the believe, or saying “when” instead of “if”… is really the only way we put ourselves in the right frame of heart to spend forever in Heaven.
It’s a little crazy, but I’m inspired by my five-year old to live like Jesus wants me to. And I hope you are as well.
This is the season when it seems so many talk about believing… believing in Santa or believing in miracles. I say we need to “feel the believe” down in here (I’m pointing at my belly) when it comes to Jesus.