My nephew is five years old. My sister and I talk almost everyday about the shenanigans of our children. However, I want to shed light on the magnitude of his faith. When my sister shares with me how much he prays and what he prays about, I am pretty amazed.
Just recently, she shared two of his prayers with me that I'd like to share with you. I am paraphrasing the stories here so work with me. He prayed a prayer of healing over his sister when he saw a spider. He asked God not to let the spider bite his baby sister (who is a one year old) and if the spider did happen to bite her, he knew that God would heal her. He told God, "I know you are a healer so please heal my sister if she get's bitten." The second prayer I want to share is that he prayed a prayer of protection. He woke up to find that everyone was gone, or so he thought. His mother was hiding in the closet (shame on you Courtney) just listening to him. He walked through the house, praying, peeping in and out of doors, only to find that everyone had gone to church already. He said, "Jesus, I'm scared. My momma left us here by ourselves." He climbed back into bed and started asking God to protect him and his sister. He asked that God watch over them until his mom made it back home.
These are just two of the many stories that she has shared with me but I wanted to highlight them because every time something happens, the first thing he does is pray! I always tell her that at least he knows where to go when he needs help!
Many of us are far beyond the innocence and faith of a child but I think we can learn a lot from my nephew. No matter what is going on, choose to go to God first. Sure, we have been through many disappointments and may have even prayed and not received an answer but I dare you to have faith today! No matter what it is, go before God boldly with faith and expectancy! The word of God says in Luke 18:17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
Have a productive week!
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