Last week I was on the patio watching our 4 year old, very lively, grandson, Evan, playing in the yard. While he ran around getting rid of some of his energy I took advantage of the time at the patio table to write in my journal and talk with God about a prayer request I had received that morning. After a few minutes Evan stopped on one of his passes by the patio and asked me, “What are you doin Grama?” I explained to him that there were some people who had some problems and I was praying for them and asking God to help them to know what to do. I asked if he wanted to pray with me and he said yes and bowed his little head and remained quiet until the Amen and then ran off to resume running around the yard and playing.
I then proceeded to get out my phone to look at my schedule for the coming week and once again Evan came over and asked “What are you doin now Grama?” and from there it went like this:
Evan: “What are you doin now Grama?”
Me: “Just looking at all the things I have to do next week and trying to figure out how I can get it all done.”
Evan: “Why don’t you just ask God?”
We went to prayer together again but this time as I was praying I heard Evan say his own prayer.
Evan: “God help Grama!”
Lesson learned: We often pray for others to have God meet their needs and encourage them to believe He will but then turn around and attempt to meet our own needs without seeking Him first.
God, help Grama!
Thank you Evan, God and Grama love you!!!
“Therefore Whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4