Thursday, November 08, 2012

#musesofamom: Approaching the Father with Childlike Faith

When I was four years old, I asked my mom how Jesus could come into my heart.  She lovingly took me to her bedroom where we both knelt on the floor by her bed. That day I gave my life to Jesus.

It was in Sunday School that I learned more about the power of Jesus from Mrs.(Vera) Brenner.  A dynamo and a little rough around the edges for some, she nicknamed all the kids at Coloma Bible Church "Beaver." One Sunday, she awarded me a beautiful white Bible, my first ever, as a gift for successfully memorizing Scripture. She was a fixture in that little church near my neighborhood. Growing up in that church was an experience that I will always carry with me.

It was because of Mrs. Brenner that I learned how Jesus would answer prayer. I remember how one day as I was playing in my room, I accidentally cut my finger. Looking back today, it was a very small cut, but as a small girl, I just wanted the bleeding to stop so that I wouldn't need a bandage. Kneeling down in front of my wooden toy box, I asked Jesus if he would please stop the bleeding on my finger.  After my heartfelt prayer, I opened my eyes, stared at my finger and waited for Jesus' to stop the bleeding, which it did, right away!  He really answered my prayer!

This story came to mind today and it was a reminder of the promise of the power of prayer. It doesn't matter if you are a four year old, a mother of a four year old, or one hundred and four years old, our Jesus is waiting for us to approach him with the same child-like faith.  Requests big or small, He desires us to place them in His hands and then watch in amazement and wonder as He steps in with His power.

As you go about your day, remember that nothing we we ask of  God is insignificant!  He is not only our Lord, but he is our Father. And there is nothing more precious than a relationship with a kingdom daughter and a Heavenly Father who loves her unquestionably or unconditionally.

"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."
- Matthew 18:3-5 NIV