Give Us Childlike Faith
Earlier my 7yr old and I got down on our knees to pray together. He asked me to pray first so I followed his request. First, I reminded him how awesome it is that we can come to God with anything. He shook his head yes in a way I knew he believed every word I was telling him with absolutely no uncertainty. Then, I led out our prayer time together.
Then, I observed firsthand what it looks like to have true childlike faith when approaching our Heavenly Father. He was kneeling like he was at the feet of a King. His hands were folded as if he were aligning them with Heaven. His eyes were shut so he could completely get a clear connection with God. His prayers were so intense that I felt like he was leading me in a prayer clinic.
Then he prayed the following words in Jesus mighty name. He said, “Dear God, Please be with all the people who need you. Please help my daddy’s back feel much better. Thank you for the peace you give us. And thank you for the hope you give us to believe in You.”
Little did he know that his daddy needed to hear about that hope and every word he spoke. He had no idea that his daddy feels like he is physically, emotionally and mentally on the verge of falling apart. Yet, he reminded me why we pray and how prayer changes things. I thank God for reminding me that He is there and always cares.
“Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” – Matthew 18:2-4
“So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7