I am very proud of my kids, though we often have to discipline them. They often shine forth a good heart, and for that love and goodness we are so grateful.
Turner regularly leads our prayers at mealtime, and I’m thankful he is willing to do this. As with a lot of little kids, much of the prayer is repetitive, but he is getting better at praying for different people and things. I am glad for both the things he prays for often and the things that are not a common in his prayers. Both show a heart that is thinking about what is being taken before God’s throne.
Sometimes, too, his grammar is just a bit off, but that’s okay. There is a glorious innocence in that which I need to have more of in my own prayers. That child-like grammar plays into this post today.
You see, there is one phrase that Turner has been praying quite often lately that just makes my heart swell. It is a statement that you can say “amen” to every time. What is it?
“Thank You that we go to heaven one day.”
Look at the faith and innocence of that statement! He is praying those words as if they are already done. And here’s the beautiful part: if I will just live following the way of Jesus Christ, it is already done! God has already perfectly done His part, and Jesus fulfilled His role and took my place. The way is set and the promise is sure, if I will just follow it.
I want to be in heaven, and I am so grateful that I serve a God who is gracious enough that He allows us to be assured of our home in the paradise of eternity if we will just walk in loving, obedient faith.
By the way, if you are struggling and are not sure of your home in heaven, please contact us. We’d love to help you in any way we can to know more about Jesus.
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