Just ask…child’s prayer

Do you ever have one of those moments where you can barely refrain from getting up and doing “a happy dance”?  Well, mine came last night and yes, more tears came, but these were tears of utter joy and gratefulness.

My daughter, Mia Faith, and I sat down to review her graded papers (the first ones since school started) and she felt really nervous.  I am so grateful for her teacher, Mrs. Gentry, taking the time to praise our kiddos when they try their best and then when they do something great…we all need lots of praise and it is extra work for a teacher to write sweet comments on all the papers – so –thank you!

As I was reviewing the papers with my daughter, she said, “Mom, I want to tell you something that happened when I took this reading test.”  She was showing me the reading text and then the comprehension part that went along with it.  My daughter pointed to a word on the page and asked, “Mom you see this word?”  I looked down on her paper and saw the word measure.  I replied, “Yes, I see it.”  She continued quickly, “Well, I was sitting in class taking my test and when I saw this word, I had no idea what it was so I almost started crying.”  AW!  Very dramatically, she continued, “Then instead of crying because I had no idea what this word was, I started to silently pray and I asked Jesus to help me understand what this word was so I could answer the question.”  Then she said, “You know what Mom?  Jesus whispered to me and said ‘the word is measure’.”

When she saw how excited I became, she got as excited and said, “Can you believe it?”  I replied, “I definitely can!”

Immediately, my mind raced back to the day that I sat at my kitchen table wanting God’s plan for our family on having another baby.  I had 3 miscarriages after my son so getting pregnant was not at all what I was thinking about…we were actually finishing foster care/adoption classes because I felt this must be what God had in store for us.

This Thursday in April 2008, I remember it like it was yesterday, I felt the Holy Spirit nudge at my heart and ask, “What do you want?”  I replied in confidence, “I want whatever you want for my life on having another baby.”  Immediately, I heard this same still voice ask, “You can ask anything.  Just ask!”  With tears gushing from my eyes, I knew anything was possible for God so I did and I prayed, “I would love to have a healthy happy baby girl with her Mama’s long hair.”  A complete peace fell over me and I heard “Done!”

That very moment my miracle happened as I found out a week later I was expecting and my miracle daughter, Mia Faith, (for my faith) is now 7 years old and understanding what it means to “Just ask”….Our Father in heaven only wants to give His very best to his children just like He did for me when He blessed my life with a little girl who reminds me of my prayer as she says from time to time, “Look Mama, my hair is getting long just like yours.”

I stop and whisper to my Father above, “Thank you.  She was worth the wait!”

Does Jesus whisper to you?, “Just ask”

Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened”…Matthew 7:7 


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