Friday, April 15, 2011

Faith like a child, huh?

I often want to be a child again just to have the amazing faith they do…We as adults are so conditioned to this world we often get distracted and don’t have faith at all in certain circumstances…For those of you who may not know what that means, it basically says in the Bible to humble yourself to the KING, surrender and let it all go, give it to HIM, and that is faith like a child...Ya, think you can do it? Can you give it all up for the Kingdom? EVERYTHING and EVERYONE if HE was to ask? Pretty tough, huh…I say I do and hope I would…The funny thing is, JESUS knows us and how weak we are! Thank HIM for Grace & Mercy...

Faith like a child reminded me of my child today…Such faith...So simple, so honest, so innocent… Easy for them, right?

So, I’m on this awesome hike today with my home school group…We’re enjoying this incredible waterfall that was in the middle of the desert (Only GOD can do that). I met this new girl in my group, she is awesome…Her son asked her for something without using his manners…And here is how the conversation went…

MY SON:    “You shouldn’t talk to your mom like that, you should say, may I    
                please have some.”

THE MOM:  “That’s right, son.”

I SAY:         “Don’t worry Sweetie, sometimes my son corrects me when I
                  don’t use my manners.”

MY SON:     “Yeah, the other day, my mom said the “S” word and I told her
                     Mom, your scaring me…Then she told me to “shut up.”

I SAY:          ----------------------------------------------

Faith like a child, huh?  Honesty too…I actually laughed when he threw me under the bus to this new friend...How could I explain myself to her?  I'm glad she graciously understood where I was coming from...LOL...
I was so frustrated the day it happened too...The beauty of this whole story, is I really was not embarrassed or ashamed when he told her…I had already been embarrassed and ashamed when my LORD heard it come right out of my mouth…I cried out to the LORD begging for forgiveness and asking HIM to strengthen me to be a godly example to my precious boys…Faith like a child, huh? They are so forgiving, so sweet and so quick to put a smile back on their faces when they see Mom repenting and praying to the LORD…I thanked the LORD for that moment with my kids to pray with them and ask them for forgiveness too…What a sweet life! I can't think of another place I would rather be...On earth that is...

Matthew 18:2-4  He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.  And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. 

1 comment:

  1. I love your honesty! We all fall short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23