This word from Jesus speaks, I think, to our soul's own voice which we largely ignore. We feed it the passing snack when it growls and rumbles. We pause for a warm fuzzy moment in church, a song the sends a chill up our spine, gaze at a beautiful sunset, and giggle when our favorite fuzzy friend gives us a wet kiss on the nose. They are intended to be the seasoning on the main course - not the nourishment we need. 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.' Matthew 11:17
In the games played by children, there is a permission given to experience the range of emotion. Is there not lessons to be learned for the children of God?
May I Ask: What has happened most recently that caused you to pause and connect with God? What emotions did it bring out? Did you fight it or let it flow? Why?
May I Suggest: Once a week for the next four weeks go to a different place, listen to a song, look at a picture and read an article or blog on God. Take note to listen for what you hear God saying.