Sunday, February 20, 2011

Praying God’s Word: Week 8

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Week 6/7 Snippet: {February 7-20}
Topic: My children…to know Jesus Christ
Scripture: I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.
3 John 1:4

What God showed me:
Over these past two weeks, Quinn did and said all kinds of things that reminded me that he’s not too young for the Spirit to move in his little life.

*While driving in the car, he said, “I think Jesus is driving in his car today.” When I reminded him that Jesus was in heaven, he said, “But he comes here sometimes. When I’m scared he comes here…but I don’t believe it…because I can’t see him!”

Then, I proceeded to explain faith to him and how we have to believe even though he can’t see. Then he said, “But I can see God. He’s not a man. He’s everywhere. I see him in those trees and in the grass and in those clouds and in the car.”

My heart was full at his start of understanding the Trinity. Blew my mind.

*At church, while hearing a prayer about missions and praying for the unreached, Quinn looked at me and said, “I didn’t know that people didn’t know Jesus.” I pray his heart now understands how important it is for us to pray for them.

*When Quinn prays, he says, “God” throughout his prayers. Last night it was, “Please skip all of the bad dreams, God, and don’t skip the good ones. I want to dream about superheroes and Christmas morning with lots of snow.”

*And, my favorite…after Nash caught Quinn’s sinus infection in his eyes, Q prayed for his baby brother. The next morning, Nash was surprisingly better. Hardly any signs of the sickness. And, Quinn said, “He’s all better because I prayed to Jesus and he healed him!” Throughout the day and the rest of the week, Quinn kept reminding him that God made Nash better because he prayed. I loved seeing how his faith was strengthened and thanked God for healing Nash…if nothing else except for what it did for Quinn.

Even though these stories are cute, I feel that it was God’s way of showing me to continue to train him in the way he should go…because the day he makes the decision to follow Jesus will  give me a joy that I haven’t yet experienced.

Up Next: Week 8: {February 21-27)
Topic: Our Marriage

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

1 comment:

Janine said...

Children are much wiser than we give them credit for. They see the world without the constraints and assumptions that adults learn and teach our children. “But I can see God. He’s not a man. He’s everywhere. I see him in those trees and in the grass and in those clouds and in the car.” I am amazed by this. He's so young and many people take a lifetime to come to that same conclusion. So many people get hung up with the personification of God, and the rules and regulations of organized religions that they miss the simple, yet beautiful revelation your son came to.