I have to admit, when Grace was a baby and Charlie and I started this tradition, I thought it would make me a good example. I wanted the children to see that talking to God was important to us and hoped that in modeling that they would find it important too.
But last night, our four year old modeled something that inspired me.
As we sat together and bowed our head, I looked up to this
Hannah was earnestly speaking to Jesus... in a snorkel mask.
At first, I just thought it was funny. And then I realized there was profound truth in this moment.
God just wants our hearts. He doesn't care what we look like.
I've always known this to be true, but there are moments where I still get caught up in the bow my head, fold my hands, say the words, look serious for the prayer significant.
And that limits my prayerful moments.
The sweet innocence of my four year old is a precious reminder that it is about coming to Him moment to moment just as we are that makes for a fulfilling 24/7 relationship.
The kind we need to thrive.
So throw away the pretenses and commune with Him. It's gotta make Him smile.
Shared at Faith Filled Friday, She Reads Truth, A Holy Experience