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8 years old
Posted: Sep 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments |

Do you remember being 8 years old? That was almost 22 years ago for me. Being 8 is a very interesting time for a young child especially for a little boy. At age 8, I went to my first Cubs game, had my first crush, started playing organized baseball, got rejected by my first crush, went into depression because my first crush cut her hair short and on and on the list goes. One thing is for sure, at age 8 I was still at a very moldable age. I still had a whole lot to learn. My version of reality wasn’t exactly accurate. I remember having a conversation with a kid in the school yard when I was 8 about where babies came from. My honest answer was, “through prayer.” True story. At age 18, I learned that wasn’t really where babies came from. Just kidding….I did learn a few years earlier than that:)

I thought about this earlier today when reading through the book of II Chronicles. II Chronicles 34 talks Josiah who was one of the kings of Judah. Josiah was 8 years old when he became king over all of Judah. You can read about him in II Chronicles chapters 34-36. Think about that for a second? The ruler of the nation of Judah at that time was 8 years old. Do you have an 8 year old or do you remember being 8? Can you imagine your 8 year old son being in charge of cooking dinner for the family let alone running the entire country?!?!

Yet the Bible says that God used Josiah to do great things and in the grand scheme of things, Josiah was probably one of the greatest kings in the history of Judah. God can use whoever He wants, however He wants, whenever He wants and that includes you. Don’t ever disqualify yourself or anybody else for that matter when it comes to being used by God. God is looking for people that are willing to be obedient. He doesn’t look at our age, looks, iq, social status, 401k, or color of our skin. God looks at our hearts. In Josiah, God found a young man who was willing to be molded into the image that He had for him. Imagine what it must have been like for Josiah to sit on the throne of Judah? His crown was probably too big. His feet didn’t touch the floor. He may have needed “help” to use the restroom. Yet God used him to be the leader of His people. I am so grateful that God is not a respecter of persons. There is hope for guys like me that way.

With Expectancy!


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