Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Power of Prayer

So often I pray for the big things & think I won't bother my heavenly Father with the little things.
Just recently many of us were witnesses of God's amazing power in performing a miracle in Rebekah Mast's life. That was one of the BIG things many of us took to God, asking Him to spare her life & bring her back to family.  But this story is  not about her.
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This is River's story...
About a month ago we had taken River to the Dr. for a sick visit & while checking his throat, the Dr. noticed his 2 front teeth were getting pushed forward due to sucking on a pacifier. So after Husband & I talked about it, we decided to take the plunge & get rid of it, rather than having to do tons of dental work on his mouth later.
We were quite surprised when getting rid of the binky didn't phase him a bit, aside from forgetting himself occasionally & asking for it at random times & then smiling sheepishly when he remembered it was gone.
Very soon after this he started demanding that he get his sippy cup of milk before bed & calling us into his room multiple times at nap time & bedtime for a drink.
Realizing this was quickly becoming a bad habit we limited him to one drink before putting him to bed & making sure he knew that we weren't going to bring his cup into his room again after that.
This resulted in tantrums & fits of screaming to the point where he would say, "I'm gonna throw up"
We would discipline, but nothing seemed to work...then last week the children saw an opossum in the back yard right before bed & Husband went outside to "take care of it" (before it got to our chickens) & not once did we think that maybe little eyes shouldn't be watching...so take the screaming fits we were already dealing with & add fear to that...it was ugly!
Finally last night we decided that what we were doing was just not getting us anywhere, so I prayed that God would give us wisdom in how to deal with the whole situation & it was like an aha moment!
PRAY with him...
Praying Children
We took his little hands & prayed that the fear would leave him & that he would sleep peacefully through out the night, & that he wouldn't need his cup to go to sleep...
...within minutes of us leaving his room, he was sleeping soundly.
That was GOD, giving him peace & allowing him to sleep well.
Today when I laid him down & tucked him in for bed, I asked him if he wanted me to pray & he said, "yes, mamma"...again he was asleep within minutes.
God cares about the little things as much as he cares about the big things, He just wants us to ask.
 CARDS: Peruvian School Children Praying (5 Blank Greeting Cards). $8.00, via Etsy.
How amazing is our God.
22.Have faith in God...
23...If anyone says to this mountain, Go. throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
24.Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:22-24

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