Walk by Faith

     My grandson, John Henry, is two years old and I absolutely love every second I get to be with him.  Right now he is at the age where his little mind is like a sponge soaking up everything he sees and hears.  The other day we were playing in the back yard when he spied a lizard.  He was like, “Wow! Ninny.”  He had to squat and watch it.  No, he didn’t want to touch because he informed me it was “Dirty.”  However, he would not leave the spot as long as the lizard stood frozen in fright.  I shuffled my foot in its direction and it ran.  Well wouldn’t you know it only went a couple of feet and stopped close to another lizard.  John Henry’s eyes went wide and he gasped in an unbelievable excited voice, “Two!”

     When we go for a walk it takes almost an hour to go around the block because he has to stop and look at every rock, bush or bug and of course smell every flower.  He is fascinated with the outside air conditioner unit.  He calls it “dictioner” and we have to stop and look at every one we pass.  I’m amazed at his fascination because this baby doesn’t like noise and never has.  Usually if he hears a leave blower, lawn mower or anything noisy he runs to me.  I take him in my arms and assure him everything is all right and he is safe because I have him.  He relaxes because he trusts me completely.  Our love for each other is unconditional.

     That’s the love God has for us; unconditional.  He wants us to trust Him the way little John Henry trusts me.  When we have a problem and run to Him He takes us in His arms and says “It’s all right I’m here.”  Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:3   “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  We must have the faith of a child when we go to our Heavenly Father.  Faith that says not only that “He can and will” answer our prayers but that “He has!”  As soon as we ask we can rest assured He has answered.

     John Henry doesn’t question if he will have food to eat, clothes to wear or a clean safe place to sleep.  He trusts us to supply these things for him.  God wants us to have the same faith that He will supply all our needs.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31-32 ‘So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.’  God knows what we need and supplies it even before we know we have a need.  We are to have faith as a child.

     When you have this kind of faith in our Heavenly Father you are filled with a joy this world can not understand.  So take a walk with God as John Henry walks with me.  Hold God’s hand and let Him guide you and show you the wonderful things He wants to share with you.  Trust Him to supply all that you need.  Listen to Him talk.  In short, enjoy an intimate fellowship with God.  I’m telling you it can’t be beat; absolutely nothing on earth can compare with it.

     Thanks for stopping by, until next time stay safe and may God bless you.

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