Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Childlike Prayers

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Four-year-old David was a Star Wars fanatic. One night he climbed into bed, folded his hands, and prayed, “Dear God, thank You for Lego Star Wars. General Grievous has four lightsabers! Watch.” 

With that, He jumped up on his bed and launched into a battle using his imaginary lightsabers. Both of his parents tried not to laugh (an impossible task, by the way). When he finished, he dropped back into bed, folded his hands, and said, “Amen!”  

I really like that. Children are able to approach God about anything, unlike many of us adults who worry that we bother God with such trivial things. We sometimes think we have to earn the right to approach God. Children don’t see it that way. They just talk to God about anything and everything. That’s the way it should be!

God cares about what grabs our attention and captures our imagination. It’s not a bother to talk with Him about it. In fact, I think He rather enjoys it! After all, we’re given the invitation to pray about everything [Philippians 4.6].

Let’s take advantage of that and talk to God about everything. If it matters to you, it matters to Him.

But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10.14

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