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Speaking of Prayer... in our Mini Kids program this Sunday, we were talking about Prayer with our 3-5 year olds. We discussed that the word prayer means talking to God. We can talk to God Any Time... Any Place. And the Great thing about talking to God... He's never too busy to hear what we have to say and to speak back with us. Sometimes we want to say something to our Moms and Dads but we have to wait because they're busy in the middle of something else. Or sometimes we want to show our parents something and we need to wait till they're finished doing another project or something more important. The cool thing about God is that He will never tell you something is more important than taking the time to talk with you. He'll never say... "hey kid talk to me tomorrow about this becuase I'm too busy right now."
I'm reminded of the Story in the Bible where Elijah was being challenged by the prophets of Baal.
1 Kings 18:26-27, 29
26 So the prophets of Baal took the bull given them and prepared it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. "Baal, answer us!" they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. 27 At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened." 29 Midday passed, and they kept on raving until the time of the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.
For those of you that know the rest of the story, you know that when Elijah called on the one true God... he answered not only right away but with power! God sent fire to burn up the sacrifice that had even been doused with water!
- Prayer is talking to God
- You can talk to God Any Where, Any Time
- God is Never too busy to talk with you