Children are a wonderful example of teaching us valuable life lessons. I have learned so much from my children’s response to different situations over the years.
A few months ago, my 9-year-old daughter was experiencing headaches and after a couple of days of not feeling better, she decided to do something about it. She laid on my bed that morning and had her eyes closed and she began to pray fervently. When I asked her if she was ok, she told me that she was praying and that I needed to text my friends and ask them to pray for her.
All my children have seen God answer their prayers, big ones, and little ones and so prayer is usually their first line of defense when they are sick or have a problem. From tummy aches to math tests, they will always pray and ask us to pray for them as well.
I was in the kitchen preparing some tea for my daughter when I heard music coming from my room. I peeked in and noticed that she was playing praise and worship music on her tablet. That morning my daughter taught me a powerful lesson. She demonstrated faith in action.
She didn’t choose any random song, she purposefully chose songs that declared the power of God, the goodness of God, and that God is bigger than anything we face. She ended off with a song that says “things already betta for the Lord is on my side”. She sat up in bed, with lifted hands and chose to praise God and thank Him for her healing while she was still having the headaches.
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
If you are in a position where you have been waiting on the Lord to answer your prayer, I want to encourage you today to keep holding on, don’t give up.
Declare the power and goodness of God. Choose to praise. Choose faith over fear and frustration.
Abraham was told in Genesis 18, “Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time …
I remember the times my circumstances felt so overwhelming and I began to despair and felt like God had forgotten me. There were times I couldn’t pray, I couldn’t worship, and just when I felt like giving up, when I felt that there was no hope left, God showed up. He didn’t show up when I expected Him to, wanted Him to, begged Him to, He showed up at the appointed time.
What are you believing God for? Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Hold on my friend, He is coming.
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