By Grace Moyer Frounfelker
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Extra resources for As a Little Child
Yes, fervently. But even before a prayer in words, I heard the expression of God's caring. Within a month I was offered two positions more satisfying and fulfilling than the one I had quit. The simplicity of children's prayers is matched by their ability to see and sense God's presence. One little boy sneezed in the middle of his prayer. " Sometimes God finds ways to speak love to children even when parents may be less than perfect in trying to teach appropriate behavior. Women in our church were spending a day sewing.
I suspected that their exposure to Christian teaching was almost nonexistent. The two boys joined me as I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast. My husband knew that as soon as he appeared, the boys, to whom we were acting grandparents, would demand all his attention. He stayed in our bedroom to have his quiet time with the Lord. " asked one boy. "He's upstairs in our bedroom," I replied. " asked the child. "He's talking with God. " questioned the older boy, seven years old. "How can somebody talk with God?
He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:110). Jesus erected a signpost on the road to childlikeness: Humility! A humble spirit! Richard Foster in Celebration of Discipline comments, "Wherever there is trouble over who is the greatest, there is trouble over who is the least. That is the crux of the matter for us, isn't it? " 1 Never will I learn childlike humility by comparing myself with the citizens of the world; not even by comparing myself with other church members.
As a Little Child by Grace Moyer Frounfelker