Sept 8 2007
“I didn’t mention this before, but I had a chance to go down to AZ. A friend called me and asked if I can take his friend to Phoenix. I said I would let him know, he would also give me money if I went. I need the money right about now. So I went to Wakeham, my elementary school, and got on my knees. I ask “Father if it’s your will for me to go, have a bird fly over my head, parallel meaning yes, and horizontally meaning no. I sat there for about 5 minutes, and I repeated it a few times, I had my arms out and everything, I said “I wait here patiently for an answer Lord.” I did not doubt for a second, I was thinking that the bird was already on it’s way, and bam! Just like that! You like my sound effects? The bird flew horizontally across my head, in between 2 trees that I asked for it to happen. I stayed, and instead I studied.”
As foolish as this story might sound, It holds such an important lesson about faith. It’s amazing how much faith we could actually have. Radical faith I call it. I remember one time I would pray for the mountains to move right in front of me, praise God. This story encourages me that God is listening.
In Matthew 18:1-6 Jesus talks about child like faith. The Disciples were asking who will be the greatest in the kingdom of God. Jesus answers this question beautifully, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” To be like children? In what way? If you were to go to a park, you will notice something about children. There is no stereotyping, no judging of someone’s outward appearance, and most importantly they receive anything you tell them, have complete trust in what you say.
To be like children? We could learn so much just watching the way children react with other children. I love watching children becoming friends the second they start to interact, a complete stranger but yet a friend. It’s such a beautiful illustration of how God want’s us to become like children, one of many aspects. I pray that we can all attain such faith, faith that can break bondage and save families and friends. Unwavering faith that could change the destiny of many generations that are ahead. Faith that can make room for God to move among us (Hebrews 11:1-40).