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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: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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 Amen...... Thank you for devotion and sharing your testimony! ❤️
Jun 7
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

What a beautiful story!! What a way to begin a wonderful glorious day!!  Thank you Jesus for allowing me to see such a glorious morning with you!  In Your most precious name I pray, Amen! 

Jun 6
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. The innocents of a child is so refreshing!! Thank You Pastor Dion for relaying this. All we need is to just believe. AMEN

Jun 6
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 6
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Jun 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father. I've also experienced similar things with my youngest son. God is Awesome

Jun 6
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God!

Jun 6
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jun 6
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jun 6
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Praise God, Thank you Lord,  Amen 

Jun 6
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Such a sweet and uplifting story! Thank you Pastor Dion for all the hope filled devotions :)

Jun 6
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I humbly ask You to help me have the faith of a child and accomplish and strengthen it in You, I trust in You today and always. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Lord  watch over us. 

Awesome message Pastor as always, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 6
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God help me succeed in this new home. I only have your power and mercy to count on praise God In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jun 6
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings,we love you and worship you. Amen 

Jun 6
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen!!! :)

Jun 7
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord Jesus, faith like a child, amen

Jun 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 7