Have you ever heard the statement similar, "You can tell a lot about someone from (insert statement here)." This is one of those statements.
You can tell a lot about someone when you look at their Wishlist. I truly believe that. I didn't really think much about it till I was updating my wish list. ( Can view mine right here http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1L3QBND569TXL/ref=cmswrtwws_9O3swbEBTNC10 ).
At first glance of my Wishlist you may see someone who watches way to many movies and dreams of playing video games again. And someone who hasn't grown up. This may be true but I will attest to the fact that it's not all entirely wrong.
I do enjoy movies. I enjoy breaking them down and seeing how they were shot. How they develop characters. How bad the bad guy actually is. It's just the way the brain I have been blessed with works. The big thing is I do love movies and will watch them over and over if I have the chance.
I also love to play video games. It's a way to immerse yourself in a story for hours a at a time. It's like a really long movie as most games are 20 hours or more of play time.
Why do I bring up Wishlists? It's a genuine way of showing who we are without asking or answering 100's of questions. people can see my wishlist and see I love movies, technology and video games without anyone even having to ask.
Take my boys' wishlist. (can be found here https://amzn.com/w/17MMG5L1HJNA8) With out even asking you can see that the wishlist is simply and easily about toys and fighting things. They love to play star wars, dragons, and fight millions of imaginary dudes to save the princess who's in another castle. But just looking at their wishlist you can tell what they are interested in.
Now when I was their age my wishlist was much like theirs filled with GI Joes, He-Man, Cars, Trucks, Many various other toys. But as the time passed my wishlist changed. I changed in what I liked and also grew out of the other things. I can remember being about 10 years old and wanting a huge Ninja Turtle sewer playset. At the time it was huge. I recently saw in in person and it barely goes up to my knees. At the time I also didn't understand my parents couldn't pay for big things like that in price. I just assumed that you went into a store and said for my kid's christmas and they gave it to you. But as time passed I kinda figured out what my parents would afford to buy for me and figured out budgets for my wishlists.
Growing up in often extremely hard to do. We go to God with our wishlists and get angry and mad when it's not fulfilled in the time frame we desire and the stuff we request. First of God isn't Canta Claus. Secondly it's more about if we see growth with our wishlists. As time passes our wishlist with God should mature. We shouldn't want the other things we wished for when we were an infant in Christ. We also should be more in tune to what God is asking of us and our wishlists of Him become more intune with his Kingdom.
All this stuff said about wishlists to say this. Is your wishlist with God maturing? Are you becoming more in tune to His calling in your life? In not then maybe you need to stop and re-evaluate the relationship you are currently having with God.
God's not a genie, not a funder, not a secret Santa. It's the king, The only king, and ruler of all heaven and earth. He's the one who created us by speaking. He's the one who loved us so much he conquered death with giving his son. He's paid it all.
So my question now is, do you ask for what God asks?Read More