When I was four years old, I remember asking my mom how Jesus could come into my heart, and how she lovingly took me to her bed in the master bedroom, where we both knelt and I gave Jesus my life that day.
As a young child, I learned about the power of Jesus in Sunday School from Mrs. (Vera) Brenner. I will never forget her as long as I live. She awarded me a beautiful white Bible, my first one ever, from successfully memorizing scripture in her Sunday School class. Mrs. Brenner called all kids whom she loved (and she loved them all!) by a funny but memorable nickname: “Beaver.” She was a fixture in our little bible church located very close to my neighborhood. Growing up in that church is an experience that I will always carry with me.
It was because of Mrs. Brenner that I was confident one day that Jesus would answer an important prayer. I was playing in my room when I accidentally cut my finger. It was a very small cut, but I was sure that if I just prayed, the bleeding would stop. Kneeling down in front of my toy box, I asked Jesus if he would please stop the bleeding on my finger so I wouldn’t need a bandage. After my heartfelt prayer, I opened my eyes, stared at my finger and waited for Jesus’ power to become evident right there, right away. As I watched, the bleeding stopped on my finger, and I was amazed and excited. He really answered my prayer!
As this story came to mind today, it was such a sweet reminder of how powerful prayer really is for us! It doesn’t matter if you are a four year old or a mother of a four year old, He is waiting for us to approach him with child-like faith. No matter how big or small our requests or problems are, He wants us to give it over to His hands and then watch in amazement and wonder as He steps in with His power.
As you go about your day, remember that nothing we want to share or bring to God is insignificant! He is not only our Lord, but he is our Father. And there is nothing more precious than a relationship with a kingdom daughter and a Heavenly Father who loves her unquestionably or unconditionally.