Coming As A Child…

It’s not everyday that things are so plainly brought to our attention, but when they are, we must use all our senses to receive what is being pushed in our direction. That being said…

Today I read Luke 17:11-19
In this passage, Jesus was headed to Jerusalem. He was between two different lands, Samaria and Galilee. There were ten lepers that saw him passing and cried out to Him for mercy.

The first thing that I noticed was that they had enough faith to cry out to Him. Not only did they cry out to Him, but they knew that He cared enough, that if they called out to Him, He would answer.

Question: Do I have enough faith to call out to God? And if so, will I also make my request known to Him?

Answer: It seems that this question alludes to a type of prayer. Prayer is communication between me and God, right?! I guess the real question here is, am I willing to pray and make my requests known, with expectation…not just that my prayers will be heard or answered, but instead that He will answer my prayers?

I am willing to pray, but I guess the best way to put it is that my spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak. I think that I made my prayer time so complicated that it became a chore. I went from going to my Heavenly father like a child, to going to Him like a philosopher. Yet this is the very thing that Jesus warns against. It is very hard to grow spiritually and still remain simplistic in my manner of doing things.

I thought I was going somewhere else, but I think I will stop here. I invite you to take a look at the passage that I read or even the summary, and ask yourself the same question that I asked myself. Be as honest as you possibly can with yourself. Truthfully, you already know what you’re thinking so why not be honest, right?!

My prayer for today…

Father, I love you and I know that you love me. Please help me to have a simplistic way of coming to you. Help me to forget all the methods and techniques that hindered me and instead help me to come to you like a child goes to their Father, making my requests known, knowing that you will answer me. ~in Jesus’ Name

Amen

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