4.19.2014

Do you have the faith of a four year old?



Coming home from a birthday party my daughter was playing with a glow stick in the back seat that was included in a treat bag.
My husband and I were talking about our plans for the rest of the day and weekend when all of a sudden I hear from behind me,

"Mom! I bit it and it's leaking!"

Instant panic came over me.
I told my husband to slow down so he wouldn't miss the interstate in case this turned out bad..

I started frantically searching for the package of that glow stick praying that it said,

"non-toxic"

Moving stuff around in the car, trying to remember where I lazily threw the empty package...I was freaking...silently...but freaking!

All the while; my daughter is screaming,

"MOM, Pray for me!"

I wasn't listening to her,
I didn't have time
I'm still searching for a package

She continued:

"MOM, Pray for me!
Just pray for me...Please
Pray for me!"





Then God stopped me right in my panic...
WHY is my four year old telling ME to stop and pray?

Shouldn't I be showing her how to stop and pray in a situation that you have no control over?

I remembered John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

What was I thinking?
Where had my faith gone.. in a regular, real life moment?

The first thing I thought to do was frantically search for a package..
The first thing my daughter thought to do was pray

She was never worried about the package..She was only worried about why mom wasn't praying for her immeadiately.

So I ask you:
Do you have the faith of a 4 year old?
Do you go to prayer first?
Do you solely depend on God, not just for big prayers you pray .. but for regular, real  life moments?


I humbly say...I didn't have the faith of a four year old that day..
but now I thank God for putting my daughter in my life to teach me the simple dependence on prayer that sometimes I guess an adult forgets about.

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-4 ESV)







**This is a post that I had written and had on the schedule but never got around to publishing it.. Going back through my blog thinking that I really would love to start regularly scheduling blog posts..and found this.. and had to hit the publish button...

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