Sensitivity by Robin Densmore Fuson
This morning for some
reason, the fairy tale, The Princess and
the Pea popped into my head.
did that happen?
likely, because I forget to act like the princess in that story. If you
remember, a young prince wanted a real
princess for his wife. He had entertained many who said they were princesses
but they didn’t fit his ideal.
day, a young lady came to his home and said she was a princess. His mother
wanted to make sure, so she had her sleep on an extremely tall bed with dozens
of mattresses. Unknown to the one claiming to be a princess, the mother placed
a pea under the bottom mattress. Sure enough, she felt the pea and even had a
bruise to prove her worth as a real princess.
Wedding bells could be heard all over the countryside.
got me thinking. Do I act like a real
princess? I am. I’m a princess because I’m a daughter of the King. My residence
is in Heaven. I am adopted into His family. I am so many wonderful things
because of my relationship to Christ who paid for me, ransomed me, and bought
me with His precious blood.
real princess in the story proved who
she was by being sensitive to a small pea under a boatload of mattresses. Am I
sensitive to His voice? His will? His calling on my life? Do I have life “bruises”
to prove I am a real princess? I have
the title but do I show the change in my life? Do I demonstrate the growth that
should take place as I walk with Him and have a relationship with Him?
we came into the family of God, we were dead. Our spirit, our essence was dead.
If we have trusted Christ as our Savior, we are then remade. God breathed life
into us. The Holy Spirit took up residence in our soul and our spirit became
alive. New. Reborn. Amen!
now what? We need to act like the Prince or Princess we are. We need to be
sensitive to our Father’s presence in our lives. We need to listen to Him and
do His will. We ask for help from the Holy Spirit who wants to guide us and
prick us to do what is right and discern good and evil. To read, meditate on,
and obey His Word the Bible. The more we read God’s Word the more we understand
and mature. Hebrews 5:14 Says, Solid Food is for those who are mature, who
through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and
today, I straightened my crown and leaned into what the Lord wants me to do
today. Tomorrow, I pray I do that again—and again the next day. Every—single—day.
I want to have the “bruises” to prove that I am His daughter, a real princess, sensitive to His voice.
Sister, and brother, shall we do this together?