Once when my plane was grounded on a runway by a storm, I had an amazing experience. After sitting on the plane for two hours, everyone was getting cranky, including a three-year-old girl. To keep her quiet, her five-year-old sister started playing question games with her. To each question, the cranky child yelled “no!” As the child yelled louder, the other passengers began grumbling. Then, there was brief silence across the entire cabin, and everyone heard the older sister ask, “Do you love God?” The younger girl got quiet and before she could speak, her sister said in a sweet voice, “I know Him, and He loves you.” There was no doubt from the confidence in her voice that God was as real to her as her own daddy.

A contemplative, peaceful silence filled the cabin as if the heartfelt words of this child had persuaded each person that they, too, were especially loved by God. It was powerful. I was reminded of the power of God to work through childlike faith. When we have faith like a child, we boldly speak the truth about God’s love. Why? Because His love is the most real, sure, and secure part of our life. He is the best part of who we are and it’s natural for us to talk about it. He is better than anything in our life—just like the Psalmist wrote: “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” (Psalms 63:3)

When we experience His presence, our life proclaims His goodness and we don’t want anything to separate us from Him.

The Psalmist said, “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” (Psalms‬ ‭66:16-18‬) If we cherish sin, it blinds us to His goodness and we have nothing real and personal to share about Him. However, when we are close to God, sharing His goodness is as natural as sharing the goodness of our own daddy.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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