Please bless mommy and daddy- Hunter and Seth- Aunt Rachel and Jessie- Grandma and Granddaddy and Uncle Mykee. Please forgive us of our sins and let it not rain tomorrow. Please keep us safe. I love you God and I love you Jesus, Amen.
This was my nieces prayer the other night as we were preparing for bed. After an hour and a half conversation about Heaven and our Mansions. After assuring her that God does not keep a tally on our sins. (She said she is afraid she wont go to Heaven because she fears she has more x’s than checks) After telling her that as long as she believes in Jesus and God and asks Him to come in to her heart—as long as she seeks forgiveness for her sins…then God will most certainly forgive her and then forget it. After all of these things poured from her heart and mine, I really started to think.
Why am I so hard on myself? Why is it so easy for me to believe that the forgiveness she seeks from God will always be given to her and at times doubt myself? Why is it so easy for me to know for a fact her eternity will be with the Lord and sometimes question my standing with Him?
God convicted my heart that night and for several days after. He showed me that favoritism in not in His nature. What He will give to her, He will give to me and you. But I do know this:her faith is stronger than mine. All you have to do is tell her once, and she believes it.
I believe that is what God wants from us as adults, to become as children. I believe that because this is what He tells us… Matthew 18:3 “And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (NIV)
Are there times you struggle with your faith? How do you overcome that obstacle?