Life with No Fear – What Does it Look Like?
By: Gramma Sue and Dani
Do you see a world full of guns and wars, food and fuel shortages, unemployment and foreclosures? A country teetering on the edge of destruction? I used to. Now I see a world where children and youth have the solutions to problems our generation has left unsolved.
Dani is only 10-years old but I believe she has important things to speak, and so DaniSpeaks.com is here.
God's ways are always simple. What we currently have is a no-win situation economically, socially, and spiritually. So if we're going the wrong way, we simply turn around!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead
As I was contemplating this new reality, this love-based world, my granddaughter came to me and said, "Gramma, lay down. I want to sing a song to you." Giving me a pillow and covering me with a blanket, she began to sing:
"I wake up in the morning,
I see the trees and sky.
I go outside.
I see the birds and the butterflies,
I say a little prayer for someone.
Then I do something for someone.
Our brains are for thinking about God.
Then we say a little prayer for someone.
We do something for someone."
Danielle explained to me, "Gramma, you don't hear God with your ears. You listen with your heart. And then you sing what you hear in your heart."
Pretty simple. We just have to become like a child to enter His Kingdom.
What if you wake up in the morning and take a few minutes to be grateful, to soak up the beauty of a new day, to praise God for the joys of life. Then as you go about your daily tasks you look for opportunities to smile, to chat with someone, to fix something for someone, to do something for someone.
Okay, now imagine a whole neighborhood doing the same… a whole city…
We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. ~ Howard Zinn
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
It's about all of us getting out of our houses, out of our own personal worlds, out of our own struggles, and going to meet our friends and neighbors.
I saw a new type of culture being created. There were still street gangs roving the cities… but instead of violence and murder there were "drive by blessings" as the youth would "gang up" on a broken down vehicle… repair it, wash it, and leave it looking like brand new!
People began setting aside their own concerns and focusing on the needs of their neighbors. As they began to see with new eyes, this type of activity became a habit, and as it became habit, God inhabited them…and the world turned upside down!
To remind each other, they posted signs everywhere saying, "Live the 13th!"
I believe my dream will come true!
"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true." ~ Woodrow Wilson
Dani's song confirmed to me that God's heart is like this – he really wants us to be happy!
I believe children are elders in the new world God and we are creating together. Jesus gave us all authority to rule in love and truth. We simply use our WORDS to create our world.
If God has said it, why not believe it?
A life with no fear – this is how we both see our lives. And if you SEE it, you can HAVE it, if you SPEAK the right WORDS! That's how God's kingdom is ruled… by His Word. Wow, so simple you need to hear it from a child… because, as Jesus said, if you want to enter the Kingdom of God you have to become like a child! 🙂
With all our love,
Dani and Gramma Sue
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