Keep It Plain and Simple!

My children often amuse me with some of the things that they say.

A couple of weeks ago my 12-year-old walked in and stated, "I look so disheveled today." Soon afterwards, my 5-year-old told me she was "completely frustrated" with the situation.

I love it when children use big words and "grown up" phrases.

Not only do they amuse me, but also amaze me by how much they quickly learn and soak up information with their little sponge-like brains.

Of course, my children are still children and during an altercation with one another will quickly retort "you're a big stupid head!" after being insulted with something similar such as, "MLAH MLAH MLAH MLAH!" At this point one of them will usually retaliate physically and then the afflicted party will require my attention. "Mom, Emily hurt me bad!" or "Mom, Izzy made a red mark on my arm!" is the general extent of the explanation. There are no big words or grown-up phrases involved.

Just the plain and simple truth! I need my mom because I have a boo boo.

The application here is simple. Prayer does not have to be complicated. When we go to God in prayer about various issues in our lives we are sometimes worried, hurting or unsure of what to do next. We are running to him saying, "Daddy, my sister hurt me!" or "Dad, I need you!" because we are upset and require his attention.

I Peter 5:7 says, "Cast all your anxieties on Him for He cares for you." Peter doesn't say anything about the embellishments of our prayers; just the most basic and simple truth, God cares for you and wants to hear from you, because he is your Daddy.
Christina, USA

How to Keep Meditating

Christina gave a thoughtful devotion on prayer. Many times we learn so much from our children of how we are to be with God our father. To study further on this have a look at the books below:

Simple Trust, Simple Prayers

In this all-new, intriguing book, author Cindy Mallin takes readers on a journey to England in the 1800s. Through paraphrased highlights of George Mueller’s journal entries, readers discover what it means to be truly dependent on God for their each and every need.

The Power of Simple Prayer

Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how manytruly understand its power? In her straightforward and profound style Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible force that comes through the simple act of prayer. By explaining the keys to unanswered prayers, the hindrances to prayer's effectiveness, and the Bible's role in prayer,Joyce gives readers a new perspective on how best to communicate with God. She reveals that through prayerful conversation comes the ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.

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