Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Childlike Love

What is it about little kids that makes us melt? Is it their cherubic cheeks? Their messy hair that they think looks "coooool"? How about the way they run while wearing footed Buzz Lightyear pajamas? Absolutely! Those things really get me with Da Boy, but sometimes it's the things he says and they way he says them that really melt me.

We have a rule in our house... we pray before we eat. No matter where we are or who is around, we pray. We also have a fun way to do it - whoever sits down at the table first, says the prayer (or starts it). Da Boy makes sure he's always the first. How cool is that? Anyways... so here we are, sitting at the table, with the sweet smell of Salisbury steak wafting from our plates and I ask "Who gets to say our prayer for dinner tonight?" He smiles and says "I sat down first!" Here is the prayer that my son said last night:

Dear God,
I love you and I love you and I love you, and I want you to come out of my heart and come down here and love on me. 

Wow. I was blown away. I honestly could not have put it better myself. How apt, how simple, how genuine. Yes, that's what I want!! Not only do I want that, I want to be able to talk to God like that. I asked Da Boy (after he was done with his prayer and we were on our way to the church) "How did you learn to pray like that, you sounded like you were just talking to your Daddy." His answer? "I did, God is our Daddy. He's in our heart and in Heaven."

My Prayer for today:

Father God, let me love you like a child loves his Daddy; honestly, openly, without hesitation or reserve. Teach me to be childlike in my worship to you. I know that I'm not "deserving" and I know that that doesn't matter to you. Teach me to fall into your arms and know you'll catch me. I love you, I love you, I love you. Come down here and love on me. Amen


  1. That is FANTASTIC! If we could all have that innocence! Tell him Uncle Bryan and Auntie Joanna love him and miss him! Miss you all *hugs*

  2. So precious! Exactly why I serve with those kiddos! I learn so much about MY heavenly Father from them!!

  3. That is so sweet! Nothing like the honesty of children.

    Just thought I'd stop by and say hi! I found your blog through MummyTime's Blog Hop. Lookin forward to reading more of your posts.

  4. Hi babe this is my second favorite post it put things in perspective. How innocent children really are, especially ours- we have a great son. By the way my favorite is the one you sent me the other night. Love you.
    Mr. Man

  5. Aww, how sweet! I found your blog through MummyTime, and enjoyed reading this post! I'm a new follower and look forward to more posts! :)



  6. Wow, I just found your blog through mummytime and now I have to stop reading after this post.

    It is too lovely and I want it to sit with me a bit while I go for my walk. But I'm glad I found you and I will be back!

  7. That just melted my heart. Josh is such a sweet child! And hey, did I tell you my eldest is also named Josh.

    And yes, we always always pray too before meals. Just to thank the Big Guy!

    And ooh, you've got the FYB button up. Squeeee!!!

  8. So glad to see some new readers here! Thank you all for reading and commenting! I <3 you all


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