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The Faith Of A Child

  • Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:15 ESV

    At church one night, a visiting speaker called my six-year-old son up front and told him that the Lord had heard his prayer about the dog, and that he would receive it. I thought for sure the lady had missed it because he had never mentioned that he wanted a dog. After talking with him, we learned that he had been watching 'Smokey and the Bandit' and wanted a basset hound like Jerry Reed's dog, 'Fred'.

    His mom said we would look and I interrupted and said 'Oh no, we are not helping God out. We already have a dog and are not looking for another one. If someone gives you a full-blooded male basset hound, we will know that it is God.' A couple of weeks later, I came home from seminary and heard a strange dog barking. To my surprise, out walked a full blooded male basset hound puppy about nine weeks old, along with papers showing that he was AKC registered.

    To shorten this up, my son and his mom were at the grocery story and while standing in line, they began talking with a woman, and she mentioned she had a puppy for sale. She had just purchased an AKC registered basset hound puppy for $600, but got it home and changed her mind. She wanted to sell him, but suddenly decided to give him to my son. She wrote 'God bless you' on the papers and signed him over.

    What could I say? I had spoken the requirements, and God surpassed it. My son had heard the word of God in church, he believed it, he prayed and God answered. A complete stranger gave him a full-blooded, AKC registered, male basset hound puppy. He named him 'Buford'. All we need is simple faith of a child, and believe that God will do what He said.

    Prayer: Father, please strengthen my faith and give me opportunities to exercise it today. Help me learn to trust You, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton It’s Amazing how God answer our prayers...... Have Faith and keep Trusting! Thank you for this devotional today!
September 28, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! :)

September 28, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, we live from Faith to Faith.

September 28, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

September 28, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 28, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! 

September 28, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen!

September 28, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! If only more people would wait until they hear from God before speaking.

September 28, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 28, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

I needed that faith booster! Thanks, Pastor D!

~ Stacie 

September 28, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God works in mysterious ways. Amen 

September 28, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Thank yo for this, I really needed this today!

September 28, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen !

September 28, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You Lord, thank you for blessing me and answering my prayers! Amen.

September 28, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles


Prayer: Father, please strengthen my faith and give me opportunities to exercise it today. Help me learn to trust You, in the name of Jesus. I believe!  Help my unbelief!  Walk with me and hold me through the rough patches.  Carry me through my sorrows and my joys.  Make my path Smooth and help me focus only on your guiding light.  Amen.  Thank you Pastor.  God bless 

September 28, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know  I'm a sinner, turn Your ears to me and hear my prayers. Lead me and I will follow, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

September 28, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

What a precious devotional.  It is so true just to have the faith of a child.  I know God answers prayer each and everyday.  Thank you Father for your blessings and my dear Jesus.  Give me strenght and courage to stand for you and live according to your will. Amen

 

September 28, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I have had prayers answered so many times. I wish I had written them down bc I have trouble recalling them all. I know God will continue to help me. Thank you for these inspiring devotionals that keep hope alive. Thank you my God. Praise God in Jesus name I thank you for your blessings dear God. Amen. 

September 28, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

You should start now, Mari :)! That is a wonderful way to encourage yourself when times get challenging <3

September 28, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Awww...that was such a wonderful thing.....

Yes....childlike faith is what we need.

September 28, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 28, 2018
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

Able was a prophet

September 28, 2018
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

Luke 11:50-51

September 28, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, please strengthen my faith and give me opportunities to exercise it today. Help me learn to trust You, in the Name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen. 

October 3, 2018