Witnessing the Bold Faith of My Little Boy

Do you ever have those moments when your child completely shocks you out of nowhere?  My son, Connor, is getting better at that with every passing day. In these moments I am usually shocked but also extremely proud.

Connor was in an evaluation for a therapy opportunity he has coming up. He was doing well. He was answering all the questions to the evaluator’s satisfaction until one question came up.

Connor was asked to draw a square. Now I have no clue what it was about a square that brought Jesus to the mind of my sweet little boy. But there was something about that a square that reminded Connor of Jesus.

When the question was given to Connor he had a pen and notepad in his hands.

Connor piped up and said “Hold on, let’s talk about Jesus school (church) for a sec. Let me show you. This is the cross that Jesus died on to save you and he wants to spend time with you.”

While he was saying this he drew a cross on the paper.

Everyone in the room, including myself, was blown away. Seriously, my jaw was on the floor.

The evaluator wasn’t sure what to do with the information Connor so boldly delivered. I explained that Connor loved Jesus. After Connor confirmed his love of Jesus with a big YES he drew a square as originally requested of him.

Childlike Faith

Connor’s boldness is something I admire. He clearly wasn’t afraid to share his love for Jesus. His faith in Jesus is so simple. He just believes.

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” ~ Luke 18:17

So do we, adults, make our faith more difficult than it has to be?

We, grownups, often think we have to go it alone and fix ourselves first before falling at the feet of our Heavenly Father. We are all guilty of it. We are all human and guilty of feeling shame when we fall short. All of us have hidden at one point or another and tried to fix ourselves.

Don’t give into Satan’s lies. The lies told to us by Satan himself so that he can remain in our ear to tell us even more lies. Do not be deceived you do have a Jesus story to share. Share what He has done for you. You don’t have to be fake or perfect to share your story.

We are called to have faith like a child. I hope and pray that when I am faced with the Holy Spirit calling me to share Jesus with someone I will have the boldness and faith just like Connor does.

Share your Jesus Story!

Values I Cherish

Values that a person cherishes speaks volumes to the person they are and the character they poses. I think everyone can agree on that.

The values I hold true are straight from the word of God. The fruits of the Spirit guides my life. The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and self-control. These are the “fruits” that I use as a compass for my values.


Love

  • I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And I love others (my family and friends) because He (Jesus) first loved me. I serve Him by loving and caring for my family. He loved me so much that he blessed me with three beautiful children and a loving husband. I show love by serving others. Love is honest. A loving person has integrity. Love is not circumstantial, it is unconditional.

Joy

  • I look for the joy in any situation. Some days maybe harder than others because we live in a fallen world, but I never stop looking for the joy, even if it’s just a glimmer of light. God gives us joy no matter the situations around us. Never stop looking for the joy.

Peace

  • God gives us the peace that passes all understanding when we call to Him. Even if we think it’s too small to bring to God He is still there for us. There have been many days when I pray for peace during a child’s meltdown. He can give peace in all things, big or small.

Patience

  • Patience is a virtue, right? Well, it’s very hard to remain on top of alone but with God all things are possible and all days are made new. In this life we will have trouble but the bible says that He will overcome this fallen world. We just need to rely on his grace to give us patience until then.

Kindness

  • We are called to have a kind heart. We can fulfill this calling in the simplest of ways. I show kindness by letting my hubby sleep in on his days off, making a meal for a friend, respond with love to a misbehaving child, and etc. The list could go on and on. I view kindness in close relation to acts of service.

Self-Control

  • Self-Control is a hard thing to master. I believe it takes a lifetime of constant learning from ones past actions. I show self-control by not responding in a negative manner to anyone who pushes my buttons.  Self-Control is knowing how to control your emotions and actions.

Without love, peace, patience, kindness, and self-control a successful mommy and family is nonexistent. That being said, we all make mistakes and are NOT perfect. I’m not perfect on any day of my life to show all the fruits of the spirit. But this is what I strive for every day.