Tuesday, July 6, 2010

All She Knows is Thanks

It happens every time. Little heartaches or great joys. Big desires or small requests. Her heart translates the words. And every time she converts them to praise.

I'll say, "Let's ask God." Or she'll say, "Will you pray with me?" And every time she just says, "Thank you..."

"Thank you that You will help me to obey."

"Thank you that You will keep my daddy safe."

"Thank you that You will help my sister find her shoes."

"Thank you that You will help my friend to get well."

Is this what faith as a little child looks like? Does it just believe with such absolute confidence in the power and goodness of God that it expresses its requests in thanksgiving all the time? Is this what giving thanks in everything looks like?

Oh Lord, thank you that You move mountains with such seeds of faith!

 "For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Matthew 17:20 ESV

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