Friday, September 1, 2017

Have Faith Like A Child's : A Mother's Testimony




The beauty of being a child isn’t in having no cares in the world. It isn’t about how youthful one looks.

The beauty of being a child lies in the uncorrupted sense of wonder. The ability to genuinely rely on God and trust that He would do what He says he would do.

Circumstances, sometimes make us over rationalise things. We find ourselves putting God in the box of our own limitations. We recite the 'Give us our daily bread' without really thinking that God is capable of doing it.

Being wired to rely on structures and the works of our hands isn’t bad on its own. Afterall God created us to be thinking beings but the reliance on
our human capabilities has slowly doused the fire of our faith in God.

I stumbled on this story shared by Sara Moore Gruver on Instagram and featured on the Lovewhatmatters page. I figured I had to share with you to help renew your faith.

Find the story below.


"So I have $20 to my name right now. Bills are paid and food is bought, but there just wasn't much leftover this week. That's okay. Then on the way home from grocery shopping today, my kids begged for ice cream. Begged. Cried real tears. All the drama. I said no. I'm short on money and I might need that $20 before payday. We have plenty of good food at home; we don't need to stop at the ice cream store. I heard little sighs from the back seat, and then, 'God, we'd really love some ice cream. Is there any way you can give mommy some money so we can get some ice cream tonight? We know you can. Thank you.' Oh good grief. 'Guys,' I said, 'God isn't going to drop money on our door step so you two can get ice cream. He's BUSY right now with natural disasters.' 'Nope,' Josh said. 'God said you'll have plenty of money for ice cream and to give some to the natural disaster people.' 'Josh...it doesn't work that way,' I started, and then gave up. And then we got home.

And on my doorstep was the mail.

In the mail was an envelope.

In the envelope was a check for $123. From an overpayment on a student loan I paid off...in 2007. The kids were not surprised. God was not surprised. They got ice cream. The Red Cross got a donation.

And Mom remembered, yet again, what it means to have the faith of a child."

Note: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for , the convictions of things not seen. For we walk by faith and not by sight. 
Let go of yourself, allow God be God. Have faith like a child's.



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