God, I want to be a kid again…

lightstock_178104_download_medium_moriah_faith A Prayer from Matthew 18

I’ve wanted to be the coolest, the prettiest, the best. But You showed me a little kid. You said I need to be like her if I want the best — Your best. That kind of humility is what You want to see in my heart.

And God, the innocence of that child is so easily messed up. You hate to see her stumble. You hate it when someone makes her fall. So, give me that purity of heart. Let anything dirty in it make me vomit. I would rather be with You than to enjoy those things that make you sick.

Father, You treat me like a princess. You’ve even assigned angels to care for me. You know I’m stupid sometimes, like a sheep that runs away from it’s safe home. But God, You are a good Shepherd. You’d drop everything to go find me and bring me home. You smile when I’m back in Your arms.

And Lord, there are times when other people hurt me or someone I love. Sometimes they don’t listen when I confront them. Sometimes they don’t listen to anyone. But you know their hearts. I trust you to take care of it. You’ve promised me that whenever I pray about the things that bother me, You will listen!

Jesus, I’ve struggled lately with forgiving the people who hurt me over and over. I get frustrated. I mean, how many times should I forgive them before I just give up? But your answer every time is “keep forgiving them because I keep forgiving you.”

God, You have seriously forgiven me so much! It would be ridiculous to hold a grudge against someone else when you’ve wiped my slate clean. Thank you for loving me that way! Thank you for showing me how to love others!

I got some great responses back the last time I posted a prayer like this so I wanted to share another one. If you can’t tell, it comes right out of Matthew chapter 18 which is a passage that I’ve been challenged with recently. It’s so cool to be able to go to the Father with whatever is on our hearts and just pour it out. Praying the scriptures has really helped me feel more connected to God’s word. Instead of just reading words on a page, I can apply them to my situation and pray them back to God! So, what do you think? Leave a comment below!

I hope you have a beautiful rest of your week!




Don’t Question The Potter

“Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker – an earthenware vessel among the vessels of the earth! Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’ or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?”  Isaiah 45:9

When life throws you lemons…
Do you get frustrated? Do you question God, “Why would You let this happen to me?”
Here’s my question; do you really have to know why?

Imagine a potter creating something unique and special with his clay. Suddenly, the clay jumps away from him and says “What are you doing with me? I don’t want you messing up my life. I want to be in control.”

A few verses down from the aforementioned scripture, God says “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands and I ordained their host.”

Don’t you think the Creator of the universe, the One tells the sun when to rise, knows what He’s doing?

I know it’s hard to submit our will to His, to “let go and let God”. But in reality, that’s what life as a child of God is all about.

Looking to God and giving up our problems, our struggles and our will. Giving up all the pressure, the stress, the worries, the situations we can’t control. Just give them up.

The King of Kings says that He is our shield, our rock, our stronghold. He is everything we need if we just let him take this stress and pain.

That means waking up and letting go, because when we were in need, He provided for us. When the waves were crashing down, He cleared the storm. When we were tired He carried us through.

God gave up everything for us when He sent his only son, a part of Himself, down to this dirty earth to be killed by wicked men and to exchange our putrid sin for His righteousness.

Now all He asks is for us to leave everything that holds us back. Just follow Him and be moldable clay that He can use for His purpose.

So when life gets tough, don’t question the Potter. He knows what He’s doing.