Yesterday my grandson, Lukis, celebrated his 9th birthday.
In celebration of his birthday I’ve included an excerpt from The Littlest Life Coach, a devotional book that guides you through special moments Lukis and I shared.
I love celebrating birthdays with Lukis. It was his 5th birthday and I picked Lukis up from school. We headed off to hit golf balls, practice putting, and look at new golf clubs. The Golfsmith store is the perfect place for Lukis and me to spend some one-on-one time. After singing happy birthday to him I said, “Lukis, I am so glad God made you and allowed you to be born into our family! You are a wonderful blessing!”
Like most five year old’s, he started asking questions. Did God make the grass? Did God make cars? Did God make Karli (his 3 year old sister)? I did my best answering his questions and it seemed to satisfy his curiosity until he asked the most inquisitive question of the day: “Papa, where was I before God made me?” Almost immediately I thought of Psalm 139:13-17 and said, “You were in God’s thoughts – held in his love and his plan for your life.” Lukis simply said, “Cool!” As Lukis was focused on hitting golf balls, I was captivated by a God that lovingly thinks of us and plans our lives.
“You were in God’s thoughts – held in his love and his plan for your life.”
As this special time together ended, for lukis and me, I was overwhelmed as I realized that God not only thought of Lukis, but every day of his life was prerecorded before he was even born. He thought of Lukis, He thought of me, and He absolutely thought of you. The truth is – our lives can feel like the farthest thing from what God planned for us. However, that is the beauty of God – He has never stopped thinking about you. All you need to do is simply talk to Him. Ask Him to remind you of what He wants for your life. What did He have in mind when He created you? What does He desire for your life?