“Sure, Daddy! I’ll be Happy to!”

English: The ark of Noah and the cosmic covena...
English: The ark of Noah and the cosmic covenant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chapter-a-Day Genesis 7

So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him. Genesis 7:5 (NLT)

When my daughter Madison was very young, about the age of five, I asked her to do something for me. I don’t remember what it was I asked her to do, but I remember the moment like it happened a minute it ago. It’s etched in my memory and I have never forgotten her response to me. “Sure, daddy!,” she said with a smile, “I’ll be happy to!” She then bounced off to do what I’d asked. I was left smiling by her immediate obedience and her willing spirit.

To be sure, our daughters were not always as quick and cheerful in their obedience as Madison was on that day long ago. However, Madison’s attitude and obedience in that moment became a living word picture for me that has always stayed with me. In that moment I suddenly understood what my Heavenly Father feels when I am willingly obedient with a cheerful heart. I can imagine it is the same feeling God felt with Noah’s simple obedience.

Today, I’m praying that I can embody that same cheerful spirit in responding to God’s requests of me. “Sure thing, God. I’ll be happy to.”

One thought on ““Sure, Daddy! I’ll be Happy to!””

  1. 24And the floodwaters covered the earth for 150 days.

    Have you ever wanted to purge and start over? Sometimes the mundane gets so annoying that you would rather have a new start. Today, when reading this chapter I thought of that feeling. Sometimes, while we can’t make a complete new start, we can mentally have a do-over. Today I am going to do that.

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