Thursday, November 4, 2010

To Be Like A Child

Last night after Amaya hit her goal I was talking to my mom and she said how I was such a cool mom to do something like this with Amaya. I told mom that I really didn't want to because it scared me because I have seen that when God uses children it's usually big. My mom said "Isn't that like a child to not think about the stress involved but only the outcome?"

How many times in life as adults would we have thought about the time it would take to make 100 ornaments? The time it would take to make a very special note to go with each order?

What if we could have the eyes of a child and only see the prize at the end and not the pain to get to the prize?

How many blessings do you think we are missing out on because we don't want to mess with the stress, the money, the pain? How many times do we just see the long journey and forget about the prize at the end?

Matthew 18:2-6

2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Please Lord...not only do I want you to break my heart for what breaks yours...but please also give me the heart of a child and let me be focused on the prize at the end.


Tony and Rett said...


The eyes and faith of a child...such a good prayer

Goins Gang said...

Thanks for reminding me to have faith
and keep my eyes on Jesus and not the deep water below my feet (especially when I don't know how to swim)!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful post. You are so right, we need to see the world with the heart of a child and keep our eyes on the prize not the hills and valleys getting there!


IzzyBeth said...

:-) Yay Amaya!! (And Yay Mama!!)

Shelly said...

Amen! Yes! Yes! This is my prayer for George Mason's adoption. That I would let go of the stress, the pain, the worry, and let HIM be revealed! To only focus on the "prize" at the end. :) God is faithful! He is MORE than ABLE! :) Your daughter's act of faith has increased mine! :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful! I am new to your blog, and just read your daughter's story. She is learning early to follow God in unquestioning obedience instead trying to decide first how it will work out in the end. What a great lesson for us adults! The children I care for every day challenge my faith, my generosity, my love. They are such wonderful examples of what Jesus meant when He said we have to become as children to enter the kingdom of God.