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The Bible says to “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). I believe praying helps someone renew their minds. Anything can come into our minds and sabotage our day. It comes into the dark recess of our brains and knocks on the door and nine times out ten, how many times do we answer? I would say we do more often than not.

It is like a scavenger on the hunt for a buried treasure. They look everywhere for that treasure but it could be right in front of them laying in the sand. But either we do not see it or pick it up. Our thoughts control our actions. It’s scientifically proven. We can think we do not deserve love, goodness, mercy, or grace because of our past mistakes and shortcomings. But we deserve that “buried treasure,” if you will.

We all have a past and even Jesus dined with sinners (Matthew 9:10). Only a lovingly God would have it so! Only the Father of Heaven and Earth would make a make a way for His only son to save His children from the pit of death, as well as something as simple as knowing personal forgiveness can renew our minds daily.

His forgiveness is not just for you but also for your scorn enemy. Only God would have it so. Your “buried treasure” is found in God. But this does not imply trying to please others, but by giving your burdens of hatred and jealousy to the Lord. Only He can walk alongside you on your journey with your treasure map on the road to freedom and forgiveness.
Not only can prayer change our mindsets but give us hope when we didn’t have hope before. Anyone can develop child-like faith and hope again. Essentially, when are mindsets change we no longer believe the “lies” of the enemy and see the truth God has graciously supplied to us. When we finally come to terms and accept the truth of God’s word as bread for your life, you will have a hope you never experienced before. And all of this starts with prayer. We do not pray to get “brownie points” with God but rather commune with God, our Father. That is why it says to pray “Our Father” in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9) NIV. When you fully grasp in your spirit that worth comes from Papa alone.

It’s time to run to His arms again. He saw you learn to walk and talk and now He is ready to take you to the next level of faith with Him.

Are you ready?

28 thoughts on “Child-Like Prayer and Faith

    1. I am happy you enjoyed it. 🙂

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  1. Love this! 😀 May I reblog it?

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      1. ❤ Thanks for letting me! 😀

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  2. Reblogged this on Following Him Beside Still Waters and commented:
    A lovely post by Carly! 😀 Click the link to read it in full. 🙂

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  3. “then we will no longer believe the lies of the enemy” Amen to that. I have known God all my life but I drifted from him for a period, and then thought just like you said, I was rotten, unworthy, God would never love me as rotten as I was. Lies, lies, lies, all tricks to keep me on the path of destruction. Even when I got back on the right path, I would still say, Lord, I know I am too far gone but I am still going to do right from now on. Then this verse changed my life Romans 8:38-39. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. God Bless you 🙂 thank you for sharing this post, it’s just right 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading, Margaret. I am happy you felt encouraged by my post. 🙂 Yes, I can totally relate to feeling unworthy at times and sometimes when you talk to God it’s just like talking to the ceiling. But you are right. Romans 8:38-39 is such an inspiring trustworthy Bibe verse. God’s love is everywhere. 🙂 Did you know that not even the devil can keep you from God’s love? “Resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7). Take care and thanks again for sharing your thoughts. 😀

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      1. It was a pleasure sharing my thoughts. Your post is a blessing. Yes that unworthy feeling is the biggest trick of the devil there is. God bless you for sharing God’s love 🙂

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      2. Well, thank you for commenting, Margaret. 🙂 Yes, the devil is a tricky one but we can out-trick him (even on this Halloween! Lol!) 😀 It’s my pleasure sharing God’s love with you. :hug:

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  4. Lifestyle Prayers says:

    I agree. Good post.

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    1. Thank you, Lifestyle Prayers! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! God bless! 🙂

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      1. Tammy7711 says:

        You’re utmost welcome lol 😁😊

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  5. carlos SP says:

    The synthesis is continuous, then, like the water that is distilled, the Lord knows how to improve us.

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    1. That is right! 🙂 He has to sift out the impure stuff sometimes to use another analogy. 🙂 Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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      1. carlos SP says:

        I prefer dilute.

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      2. carlos SP says:

        I prefer to dilute because we are baptized in water.

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      3. carlos SP says:

        Thanks and blessings!!

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  6. 🦋 I love: “Anyone can develop child-like faith and hope again.”

    So so true.

    Just an all round wonderful post.

    Great blog too.

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    1. Carly says:

      Thank you! Yes, we can develop child-like faith and hope through God. 🙂 Blessings. 🙂 :heart:

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