Tuesday, January 21, 2014


"Miss Ashley guess what? Some people think I'm six OR SEVEN!"
"Really? That's great! You must be pretty tall then, huh?"
"....I'm ginormous." 

I believe that childhood is one of the most precious gifts from God. That's probably why I babysit as much as I do. The above quote came from a conversation I had with one of my favorite five year olds the other day and those words have stuck with me ever since. Each time the scenario replays in my head the voice of the Lord whispers, "He's right."

You see, childlike faith is a force to be reckoned with. Like nailing jello to the preverbal tree, we strive so hard to get it only to end up failing. 

So how does it work?

In the words of my college pastor, Aaron Austin, "Believe God and act on it."

The reason I think God so set that young boy's words on my heart is so that I would believe what He says about me. The boy knows that God loves him and that God is pretty ginormous so he must be pretty ginormous too. Barely old enough to read His word but knows he's loved by the One who created the universe. Simple as that. How much more should I, Christ follower of six years and college sophomore understand the love notes He has been etching on my heart for ages? 

Childlike faith.

"And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time." 

-Habakkuk 2:2-3 (The Message)

Why is the promise less real when our Amen's don't look like His? Why is His promise for your life not as important as hers or his just because they can see it right now? The above verse says that His promise for your life is so real that you had better set it in stone. Write it so big that someone can see it while they are running. Friend, He knows what He's doing. Do you? Today I challenge you to rediscover what you know God has already promised and etch it in that stone. Believe God and act on what you know. That is how childlike faith is awakened. 

Recently I learned that the meaning behind the word "Amen" is "so be it". Lord, bless this food to the nourishment of my body. So be it. God, give me the grace to walk through today. So be it. Father, we come to you, Father, with humble hearts, Father, asking for Your promises to be awakened in our hearts, Father... 


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