"Why does God need us to make a big deal of Him?" Just take a listen to this devotional (designed for tikes) read by the author, Sally Lloyd-Jones. And then maybe spend some moments thinking about God's invitation for you into His forever happiness. Today, He is inviting you to glorify Him because he knows what your heart needs to be happy... Him.
Sometimes, the simplest lessons are the most affecting. The mature believer is not one who is found to be the most well-read in doctrine or the most well-versed in competing theologies. No, the mature believer is one found accepting the invitation to glorify the Lord, believing boldly while knowing it is by grace that one receives.
Paul Tripp says it better in this clip, "Knowledge Does Not Mean Maturity." He is speaking to pastors in the ministry, but I confess my puffed up chest about knowing things and "academizing the faith."
He says, "You can be theologically astute and be dramatically spiritually immature." That's a crazy bold statement and it hits hard with the growing number of reformed thinkers.
And that is why I'm drawn humbly into the pages of a children's devotional - knowing that I will come before the Lord always as a child. I will always need more of His wisdom, grace, strength, love, and kindness.
And He will always invite me to shake off my pretenses and dance with joy, unashamed, in His forever happiness.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Thought To Make Your Heart Sing and don't feel like you have to give it to a little one, either.