My 6 year-old daughter, Reese, had a playdate one day with a friend. The plan was to paint on canvases with – get this- their feet! At first, both girls were unsure. They didn’t know quite what to make of it. Were their moms really telling them to make a mess? After the initial shock wore off, Reese started to squish her toes in the paint. The more she did it, the more she loved it. She added more colors. She laughed and fell over when it was slippery. Once she believed that you can paint with something other than your hands, the whole thing was such fun.
The other little girl? Refused to budge. No WAY was she going to paint with her feet. Feet were made for walking, and hands were made for painting. Because she could not open herself up to a new way of doing things, she missed out on connecting with her friend in a fun way and learning something new.
We can do the same thing with prayer. When we want God to stay in His little spot, neatly lined up next to our Bible and our prayer journal, we will miss out on all He has for us. Prayer isn’t always neat and perfectly spoken. It is messy and unruly at times. This is because we are complex creatures that were created to express ourselves in a multitude of ways, just like God.
For this last week of #theFives, I challenge you to “paint with your feet.”Continue Reading