Wednesday, November 3, 2010

a pink bunny

my friend barbie was having her early morning devotions, when
she noticed her three year old granddaughter.  barbie invited her
to come pray with her, and the precious little one said she wanted
to ask God for a pink bunny just like her big sister's.

once they had finished praying, barbie said that they needed to
be still and listen if God had anything to say back to them.   after
a few seconds, her granddaughter tugged on her sleeve.

"He said, 'yes.' "



oh, to have the faith of a little one.

love,
lea

"therefore, whoever welcomes one such child in my name
welcomes me."  matthew 18:4

28 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

In my devotions this morning I was reading of one of God's miraculous turns of events in the old testament and thought of how through our lack of faith we box God in with our own solutions ... yes a childlike faith is a great wonder and blessing.

Mildred said...

Good Morning Lea, What a sweet post today. Wishing you many blessings.

Grammy said...

Hi, I loved the post! It made me chuckle and feel good inside knowing how very much we should be like little granddaughter, and pray believing. When my oldest grandson, Daniel, was about 3, he prayed every night for a turtle for a pet, and on the day that they moved away, one crawled into the yard, and he was able to play with it most of the day. He felt then that his prayers had been answered. Thanks for the story! Love, Ruby

Janna Qualman said...

We should take note. That's so heartwarming!

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

This made me smile. I love it. I pray to have this kind of faith and assurance. Sadly, I'm old enough to know that sometimes God answers, No.

Sandy said...

It's what He desires most. We
are to just come to Him with
simple child-like faith and
take His offering of all we
need. This is so precious and
true.
Love,
Sandy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes they do and we are to come as a child. I learn daily from my four year old....and now I will learn from my grandchild due next year!!

I just need to remember to have the same child like faith!
Thanks for the reminder!!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thanks for the congrads Lea! My son and his wife, of five years, both turn 27 this month, so November is an exciting month...baby announcement and birthdays.
I have so enjoyed our four year old and I know I will love being a grandmother...and our son an uncle at age 5!!! All the siblings are so excited...well as much as you get out of boys, the daughter is yelling at the top of her lungs.
Thanks so much!!!

Susy said...

I love that it only took a few seconds for her to get the answer! Great story.

Vee said...

So sweet, so faith-filled, and so very II Corinthians 1:20.

Lisa notes... said...

Oh, this is so sweet. Yes, to have a childlike faith like that would be such a gift.

Sonja said...

that's precious!

why is it that we 'big people' fuss and fume and question and then come right back to trusting like a child!?! :)

Sonja said...

Thanks Lea! It's been fun watching the Rangers this year. I wasn't there, but Tommy, our youngest was and loved it!

Farm Girl said...

I am sure that is why Jesus said we must have the faith of the little ones. I love that about babies. They are just so trusting.
I think it is so sweet.

Have a lovely day Lea.

Girl Meets Paris said...

I have enjoyed so much catching up on your blog today. Brazil looks like a dream, although I know there is poverty and difficulty there.

I loved this post so much. My youngest daughter had faith like that, and it always warmed my heart. I need to remind her how her young sweet prayers were answered so often, and make a list of the recent prayers she's had that have been answered as well.

She is saving her money for Brazil. We can tell she wants to go for the right reasons, not just a vacation. I am glad of that.

TTYL, and thanks for the prayers for Scott... doing well... update soon!

Mountain Mama said...

Awwww... sweet!
blessings,
ashley

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

How awesome!!! I have to tell you, whenever I have a BIG prayer request, I make sure my grandkids know and are praying - plus I have the school-ones ask their classmates to pray. I have seen mighty miracles from tiny hands in prayer!!!

And what a blessing to these wee ones as we follow this great example to incorporate prayer activities for grandparents/parents and their grandchildren/children! Such lovely examples! Thank you so much for sharing this story!!!

Vickie said...

Leah, we all have something to learn from the children, don't we??? Such a sweet post! Love it!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR. THAT IS WAY TOO CUTE. AND TO THINK that God smiles at us when we are so young and sweet...and that He even chuckles at our foibles as adults....oh dear, I hope He chuckles, 'cause I got plenty of quirks! THANK YOU LEA for your visit and kind, kind words. I so love to COMPOSE IDEAS!!!

ENJOY YOUR EVENING, and isn't Koralee just a peach?

PINK BUNNIES RULE! I have one of my own...shhhhhhhhhh....don't tell the little one until she gets one of her own! Anita

Gloria said...

A sweet post!..love the scripture too...:)

I can always count on God, my heavenly Father, For He changes not; He is always the same; Yesterday, today, forever, He is faithful, And I know He loves me, praise His holy name. -Felten
Taken from my devotional this morning, from: Our Daily Bread.

I hope you are having a beautiful day!
xoxo Gloria
p.s. saying a prayer for you and your daughter...:)

Cheri Bunch said...

Precious! Thank you for the smile!

My name is PJ. said...

That's just precious,Lea. And I know that little girl is going to get the bunny!!! :)

Joyfull said...

Now that is precious! There is so much we can learn from a child's heart.

Thank you for your kind comment over At the Well! Blessings to you.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

So sweet...just precious.

Rachel said...

Precious!

(And my Itty Bit is convinced that God handles the weather based on his prayers. He'll stop everyone to "talk to God" and put in a request for a rain-less afternoon. And darned if it hasn't worked every time! :)

Hoping God sends her that pink bunny :)

myletterstoemily said...

rachel:

He did!

Darcie said...

I have missed coming over to my favorite blog and now feel like I have to play catch up, because I know there is nothing I want to miss when you post.

The faith of a child...it's a beautiful thing. As we get older we get to much thinking going on. I need to have just more simple faith.

His Song To Sing said...

Just precious, Lea. Always love to hear from you! No wonder jesus said we need be like little children.