Child-Like Faith

I spend a lot of time around children. As a result I have found out that the children of this generation have super active imaginations. My niece is on an entirely different level.

She imagines the most out of this world things and when we’re having conversations and she’s animatedly talking about those things she plans to invent-like a robot that does all her household chores,and I respond,

‘But you know that’s not possible-at least for right now.’

She ALWAYS responds ‘ But aunty, ‘Nothing is impossible with God’.

I nod in acceptance but i always pass it off to her childish naivety.

Until this week.

I was contemplating a lot of things and I was mentally trying to figure out how everything was going to come together. I mentally knocked some things out as impossible and then I remembered to pray. As I was praying,I could hear my niece’s voice in my head saying with absolute certainty.

‘Nothing is impossible with God’

And then a bible verse struck me with a new meaning.

Read with me: ‘Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God like a little child,he shall not enter therein’-Mark 10:15

I need to have Childlike faith. That unwavering,Unquestioning,no plan B, no impossibilities kind of faith.

My walk with God has been challenged once again.

I’m learning to let go of my preconceived notions and develop childlike faith.

God Help!

Who’s with Me?

Tobiloba

Joyful Harvest

It’s May already! Wow 2015 is really flying by fast.

A few weeks ago, I found myself battling with my thoughts and emotions.To make it worse, a few very annoying comments also came my way that week.

You know those days that you’re just finding it difficult to see the picture and all you can see is the mess staring you in the face? Yeah, it was one of those kinds of weeks.

I carried that attitude into God’s presence. Going into God’s presence itself felt like a chore. At it was like God said: Go ahead and rant.

Oh I didn’t need another invitation. I ranted, raved,whined about how I’ve served him, believed him and how despite it all,all I got for my faith was the ‘mess’ I could see. And to make it worse, some people could actually begin to make silly comments?

It’s not fair!

I was gearing up for the second part of the ranting session when one scripture dropped in my spirit that has silenced me since then (for the most part). Read with me:

‘They that sow in tears shall reap in joy’-Psalm 126:5

Listen, Every single thing you do is a seed. Every seed sown will germinate some kind of harvest whether thorns or food.

Any farmer knows that planting season is no fun. It is grueling hard work. It is usually full of sweat,but any farmer worth his salt does it. He goes through the hard planting season.

Why?

He knows the joy of the harvest-no matter how long it takes always outweighs the sweat and tears of the sowing season.

So he plants, he weeds and he waters.

He awaits and enjoys the joy of harvest.

Child of God who like me is in the planting season of life where it’s all sweat and tears, hang in there.

A tearful sowing season will give way to a joyful harvest.

Keep your eyes on the goal.A joyful harvest is up ahead.

I’m keeping my eyes of my Joyful Harvest Prize.

Who’s with me?

Tobiloba