I have SO MUCH I need to write about. Like my crazy new job(s), my relationship status, all of the amazing people in my life, blessings…. etc.
But I am scatter-brained right now and have about 10 pages of budget planning I need to do tonight so it’s ready for my FPU (Financial Peace University) class tomorrow immediately following my 9-hour work shift.
But before I pay some bills, crunch some numbers, and hit the sack… I need to write about the awesome (literally, awesome) way God blessed my life tonight.
My friend Sarah has some pretty adorable and incredible children that I got to spend some time worshipping with tonight at our Ash Wednesday service. The night was just so awesome and the kids got to color on big pieces of paper taped on the walls and draw pictures that God gave them. So beautiful.
I was sitting on the floor taking in the worship music and talking to God towards the end of the night. I had my eyes closed and was trying to be still in His presence. I just felt kind of blah, like I wasn’t really connecting. I sat there for some time in silence, eyes closed, and finally I just kind of said in my head, “I wish someone would come over and pray for me.”
“Jenn, do you want me to pray for you?” said this little voice.
Barely a moment had passed after I made this request in my head, when I heard this tiny little voice and opened my eyes to my friend Sarah’s daughter, Zacharee, kneeling on the floor in front of me.
Zacharee is 7 years old. She is in the first grade.
She laid her hand on my shoulder and I felt God’s Holy Spirit come over my body as she prayed silently over me.
God wanted to use this precious little girl to bless my life. Know what’s even cooler? That she was obedient to His call. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many first graders who could muster up the courage to walk up to adult and ask them point blank, “Do you want me to pray for you?”
I couldn’t help but just start smiling and laughing at how crazy the whole thing was. I almost didn’t even have time to process what was happening other than one moment I was feeling distant and the next my eyes were about to pop out of my head when God answered my request in real time.
I am so thankful for Zacharee and her sweet, gentle obedience to her Father. By her simply taking a step out in faith and responding, she greatly blessed my life tonight in a new way.
This Lenten season I haven’t felt moved to “give up” or “do” anything at all. I was a little disheartened until Zacharee prayed for me tonight. I think this season God is calling me to be obedient to Him, like a little child looking to Him as my Father, trusting that His plan is good. To choose obedience each day, to seek His purpose for my life, and to step out in faith even when it’s hard. Even when it’s awkward. Even when it’s embarrassing.