In April I decided to embark on one of the most rewarding and fulfilling community service projects ever. I decided to become a Girl Scouts Troop Leader!! In efforts to teach my girls more about God, I decided to open and close each meeting with a prayer. The first couple of meetings I led the prayer because the girls were still getting warmed up to the entire idea, but when I asked for a volunteer there was one Daisy that eagerly raised her hand. She thanked God for allowing us to meet and have such an awesome time, asked Him to protect us until we met again, and right before the amen she declared that “we ALL were healed!”
“Therefore, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18: 4 NLT)
That day I thought it was the funniest thing that I had heard in a long time, but in reality the faith of that six-year-old little girl was ten steps ahead of many of us. She decided to take our moment with Jesus and trust Him to cover our bodies from any afflictions. After we dismissed and I stopped laughing, I took a moment to thank God that she truly believed that He would do what she asked of Him.
“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14-15 NLT)
As she spoke the words so passionately it was as if she was certain that the atmosphere was getting ready to shift. Interestingly enough, that is where we tend to make a mistake. We lack passion in our faith! We know that God is able to answer our prayers, but we must learn to believe the way that young girl does. Since passion is defined as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, there is nothing wrong with having passionate faith in the Master. Most of the time the things we encounter in life increases or decreases our faith level, but we have to remember how high the stakes were when we were mere children. Now is not the time to lose it, but rather gain the faith of a Daisy!
Thank You for allowing my faith to be strengthened and renewed daily and allow me to see the learning opportunities in everything that I do. Help me to get the passion back into my faith that I may trust You like never before. Keep me believing that my faith shifts the atmosphere and causes my prayers to come to fruition. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
I EMPOWER you to trust Him like you use to and bring the passion back into your faith. God has not changed; however, our faith level is constantly wavering when it should be our solid foundation. Have blessed week! 🙂
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Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She serves tirelessly with the Evangelism Team there. Latasha also works at Mt. Zion as a member of the Administrative Support Staff. Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.” Isaiah 54:17