Cassidy is a precious 14-year-old girl who loves Jesus. You know she is filled with the power and love of God after you are with her for only a few minutes. Wisdom just leaks out of her. I do not look down on her because of her age; therefore, I actually learn from her when she speaks. God uses her in my life. Although she lacks life experiences, she doesn’t lack an all-power, consuming, wisdom-giving God.
I asked her to guest blog for me so you could have a peek into the heart of a child who is recklessly abandoned to God. All of our children can have this, too. We should aspire to lead their hearts to KNOW God rather than just perform for God.
Let’s hear from Cassidy ~
There was a time in my life when I lived in passive Christianity, a time when I cared deeply about what others thought about me, and it crippled me.
Then the Holy Spirit came, and I was set free. I was changed. The filling of the Holy Spirit awakened my soul. It gave me a new desire to worship, a DESPERATE hunger for the presence of God.
The truth set me on fire.
I still, to this day, walk in this freedom and will continue to walk in it the rest of my life. I am not going back. I do not want to go back. I do not want to go back to a life of self-consciousness and timidity.
How silly popularity seems now that I see clearly what a prize I am in the eyes of the Lord. What’s the point of status when the blood of Jesus is our true security?
People tell me that I’m different. They’re not sure what it is about me, but I'm just different.
I can tell you what it is. It’s freedom, and it's not me. It’s the Holy Spirit, and it is completely accessible to all believers.
I could say so much about this but honestly can sum it down into this: the Holy Spirit is a free gift from God, generously available through the death and resurrection of Christ to all who believe.
It is one of God’s special gifts to us because He loves us, and it is truly an amazing and wonderful thing.