Like a simple, pure and awesome child of God.
What do you suppose this little man is praying?
Maybe something like this?
“God, thank you for my cool pajamas and for the ice cream we had today. I am really glad you are making it be summer time soon because I was getting tired of staying inside all the time. It gets kinda boring. Tommy is being really mean, so you might want to talk to him. Thanks for everybody else. Thanks for making cool stuff in the world for us to have fun with and enjoy. Can you please fix those bad people soon? Also, I just want you to help me be more awesome tomorrow. Today I had some awesome stuff, but I think I could do better. Amen.”
This was inspired by my son who is almost sixteen, but has the heart of a child before the Lord – something we could all aspire to, if you ask me!
A couple of months ago, I expressed concern (while driving him to school in the car) about an interview I was a bit nervous about. I asked him to pray for me. He closed his eyes really tight, and said “God, help make my mom be more awesome today.”
Don’t be afraid to ask God to help your awesome-lover-and-follow-after-Jesus factor today and every day! As long as we ask for it because we want to glorify Him in all that we do, why hold back? It never hurts to ask. In fact, it just may be hurting us not to.
He asks us to come to him like little children. In fact, He commands it of us.
He wants that kind of relationship with us. This transparency, dependency, and faith and trust are what truly indicate we “believe” in Him. It goes way beyond an intellectual decision – to believe in Christ. It’s a decision of the heart. It’s what makes the difference between believing He exists, and truly knowing Him.
Now that’s awesome!
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
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14