Much of my life is still under construction; wife, mum, teacher, harpist, kids leader... Originally from Ireland, I trained as a physiotherapist but since having four kids I've retrained and now teach music. Once upon a time, I was the second fastest sprinter in Ireland, which now comes in useful when walking our dog Rosie!
Who Am I Believing For?
'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' Matthew 19:14
As I think about the question - 'who am I believing for?' I find myself asking - have I got any 'little people' on my list? Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God belongs to them too. Every single child carries a destiny that was spoken over them by our incredible creator before the beginning of time.
Today, I'd like to share with you a true story that inspires me in asking who am I believing for. Let me introduce you to Edward Kimball, someone most people have never heard of. Edward was a Sunday school teacher who not only prayed for the boys in his class but also went out of his way to lead each one to Jesus. One of the boys really didn't understand, and often fell asleep during Sunday school. Kimball went one Saturday to this boy's workplace and after explaining everything, lead this boy (Dwight L. Moody) to Jesus. Moody reached many many thousands during his own life, one of whom was John W. Chapman. Years later, during one of Chapman's revivals, Billy Sunday accepted Jesus. After that, Billy Sunday preached at a revival where Mordecai Ham was present, and Mordecai Ham encounters Jesus. Mordecai then preached at a revival where Billy Graham - who is now regarded by many as the most influential preacher of the 20th Century - was present. What an incredible example of what happens when we are deliberate in who we are praying for and pay attention to the young people God surrounds us with.
Today, why not start looking at the children who cross your path in a different light. Ask God to show you how He sees them and what He's placed inside them. Why not write it down and encourage them into it!