I had the privilege of having a five year old girl put her hand upon my shoulder and pray for me this afternoon. Honestly, these are my favorite prayers! I understand what they are speaking is coming right out of the purity of their heart. Inwardly I was beaming with delight as I listened to her words intently. I felt as though the greatest gift under the sun was being given to me
My deepest hunger is to have that same pure heart; to come to prayer without my own preconceived thoughts or opinions. What mighty things to be done when we have the faith of a child. If we truly want to shift our mindsets we just need to spend time in the presence of those still without fear of man or man’s opinions. They have the boldness to speak out the possible to our “impossible” thinking. Their words will change the world as we know it and we should offer them as our own.
The most innocent of children offer trust, acceptance and love. It’s easy to understand why Jesus loves them so.
Mat 18:1-6a (The Message) At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s kingdom?” For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me. “But if you give them a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t.