his prayer would say something like "God i pray for a place to live that has a pool"(coz he loves to swim). no profound biblical promises. no strong voices with a sweat drenched forehead. just a simple request to his Dad.
he NEVER got tired of praying that. every day for years....even if mommy didn't have faith for it sometimes. there were days when we were going through the roughest time and we were sleeping in couches when i would cry to him and say... "i don't know if that prayer is ever going to get answered coz i can't afford it right now" and he would always tell me..."mommy all we have to do is wait...He hears us..."
and this year he saw his prayer come to pass.
we moved into a place...with a pool, with 3 jacuzzis around the complex and a park with a play ground right across the street from where we live. so he can choose to swim or go to the park every day, especially when his aunt sleeps over. His Daddy gave him above and beyond what he prayed for.
Luke 18:15-17 People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples (people who walked with Jesus ;)..LOL) saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. "Let these children alone. Don't get between them and me. These children are the kingdom's pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in."(MSG) words in pink mine
i repented when i realized that he had more faith than i. i asked God to forgive me for not having enough faith to believe that He hears and that He was and is capable of turning situations around in an instant, even if the process to get there can take yeeeaars! ;) it made me realize the importance of fanning my child's faith into flame and to never lose having simple faith. it also taught me to purify my heart to choose to believe in God instead of problems, no matter how big problems can get....no mater how long it takes...coz the waiting only makes you treasure things even more when you receive it.
from living in a house - to not having a bed to sleep on - to now living on an answered prayer because of the faith of an 8 year old boy who never stopped believing. God has shown His faithfulness all the way. truly awesome. my son and i are delighted and grateful.
dear friends, are you in a situation where you've been praying for something for quite some time now and He hasn't answered just yet? are you stuck in a rut and it seems like the problems are bigger than God? does it seem like every door has closed and nothing else seems to open?
i KNOW how it feels, trust me. i still am waiting...still am believing for things to happen that i've been praying for for quite a while now....but this time around...i will follow the advice of renowned theologian Mr. Christian when he said "all we have to do is wait mommy....He hears us..."
indeed He does hear us.