God, help me be more awesome, K?

boy-s-prayer-11099939[1]I want to pray like a kid.

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

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24 thoughts on “God, help me be more awesome, K?

  1. Love it, Annie. I work with adults with special needs at my church (kids in grown-up bodies!). During our prayer time in our class, I am always overwhelmed by their honesty in praying. They pray for each other, they pray for their favorite sports teams and sometimes for their favorite cartoon characters! Silliness aside, though, it is always instructive to just listen to their hearts in honestly sharing with God. Would that we could all have the heart of a child before Him. Thanks.

  2. I love listening to my children play. Such simplicity and honesty. When I became a Christian at the ripe old age of 14 I wanted to dance down the road with joy. When I worship in the band, some of the children come up to the front and dance. They are all too young to be doing it for attention – it is their honest response to Jesus and is probably the most honest form of worship in the church. As for me I have realised that when I am closest to God I feel like a little girl. I wish it could always be like that. I would love to have the courage to just dance before the Lord instead of worrying what other people would think of me if I had the freedom to do so. One day………

    • Oh that is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me – what joy! We all need to dance like Jesus is standing right here in front of us…..I will pray that the Lord help you not worry about what others think

    • Thank you so much for sharing that – how awesome! I shall pray that the Lord help you continue to be bold in dancing and singing and loving Him!!!!!

  3. This feels as though it was written just for me. I’m struggling with prayer at the moment, but it truly is just this simple. Thank you God, for helping Annie write an awesome blog post for Your children who are struggling with prayer.

    • Ah, glad it encouraged you today. I will pray that the Lord help you in your prayer time. I also struggle – especially with listening during prayer. But God knows our hearts – we just need to “draw near” and He will do the rest!

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