I wanted to take a break from the long, life updates to just share a short story. I have drifted away from my blog’s theme of “whoa moments”. I haven’t shared many although they are all around. Macro. Micro. Moments where I recognize God’s presence. How He really is everywhere (Jer. 23:23), pursuing to show me His character, His power, and His……… “Never-Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.” Yes, His love. It’s chasing me down, and making me say, “whoa” again and again and again.
This short story begins, last April actually, but I still remember it very clearly, because it was so powerful and too profound to forget. You see, I host a weekly prayer gathering at my house for camp, and all the staff. We try and pray for every single staff person and their entire family by name. This can take a long time, and this morning, like every morning, the kids were running round loud interrupting to pull mommies away. But this particular morning, my eldest was eager to interrupt, but not to ask for water or tattle tail, but to pray! It was so sweet. I was in the middle of praying for Jessica, who at that time was the camp registrar. I prayed, “God would you give Jessica..” and I paused to think about what to say. Words like rest, peace, strength came to mind. But Silas chimed in before I could say those super spiritual words. He said, “a present!” I laughed with my eyes closed, and said, “Yes, God, would you please give Jessica a present, amen! Good prayer Silas.” Well, that evening, randomly Josh and I somehow got the awesome ability to go out on a date. While we were out Josh apologized saying, “I know we aren’t supposed to run errands on dates, but I really need to buy Jessica A PRESENT!
What the WHOA, people.
I burst out crying! Oh my gosh, Josh! Are you serious?!… as you can imagine He was very confused and panicked thinking I was upset with him.
Silas prayed for this to happen, Silas prayed for this happen and it came true!
Turns out it was Administrative Assistant day and Josh forgot, so we went to Staples and bought Jessica a cat mouse pad for her desk. And the next morning, I showed Silas his answered prayer. He seemed kinda underwhelmed comparative to my jumping up and down laugh-crying experience. Like “yeah, of course God heard me, mom”. Silas had some sweet trust in Jesus to provide the perfect answer to his simple prayer. I want to be more like him. Simple. Trusting. and totally dependent on God to provide his perfect will.
SOME SIMPLE VERSES FOR THE CHILD IN ALL OF US:
Matthew 11:28– Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
John 6:37– All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
John 1:12– Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–