Monday, April 8, 2013

Be As Little Children ~ Plus the Winner of our Monthly Give-Away

Birdie fishing with Daddy ~ all photos today courtesy of Julie Roberts Lyda

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:3 (KJV)

I’ve been thinking about that verse a lot this week.  “…become as little children.”  I’ve been trying to figure out all that assertion implies.    

Children are trusting innocents with eyes wide-open to wonder and possibilities. 

They have no stipulations.  There is no such thing as disbelief.  All things are possible to their loving hearts.

So, maybe that’s the key.

Let go of all preconceived notions, prejudices, and prior knowledge based on laws of nature or man. 

Hold onto God alone.

Trust Him ~ He is the Source of Life and Love and all things good.

Then, enter into your prayer closet (Mt.6:6) and

Kneel before His throne of Grace (Heb. 4:16) and pray.

Pray until you forget all those things that constrain you in your grown-up life~
Forget time nipping at your heels.

Pray until earth seems to fade away and you rise to a vast open space where there’s nothing but you and God alone.  Your expectation in Him and from Him alone. 

Then, as a little child, all things are possible. 

When the LORD says to you, as He did to the blind man,

Believe you that I am able to do this? (See Matthew 9:28),

the ready answer springs forth from your heart.  Yes, LORD, I believe.

Reid and Jacob Lyda
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.  Psalm 62:5
 And now, to announce the winner of one of Deborah Malone's cozy mysteries.

Congratulations to Patsy Parham.  You will be receiving one of Deborah's mysteries!
Many thanks to all of you who visited last week and left comments for Deborah and me.  We so appreciate what you had to say.  Thank you Deborah for being my guest and giving away one of your books.

Please consider leaving a comment below regarding today's post.  I enjoy hearing from you.  God bless you, little children.  Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.


  1. Love the photo. I like "they have no stipulations." We do have so many, don't we? How freeing it would be if we let those go before God.

  2. Yes, Jill, you are right. It would be so freeing to let all those go. Let's aim for that. I appreciate your commenting. Thanks.

  3. this touched my heart today - thank you

  4. Thank you Rose. Your writing touches my heart as well.

  5. Sweetest picture - I have one like that of my son when he was little. Thanks for your inspiration always, Rose.

  6. Rose and Deborah I am so excited to have won The Monthly Give-Away. I can't wait to receive and start reading what I know will be a wonderful book. Thank you both so very much! Really enjoyed your message today Rose. I can honestly say as I grow older, I do see things as a child again. I have more peace, more joy and I don't let things upset me as much as I use to. I notice the little pleasures that our lord created for us to enjoy. Like butterflies, the beautiful clouds and the wonderful pleasure of silence. They have always been here, but I suppose time and age have slowed me down enough to notice and appreciate God's beautiful creations! To God Be The Glory!

  7. Thank you Patsy. I appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope you enjoy the book, and I'm thrilled you enjoy Write Moments with God. Blessings to you.