The other night, praying with Max before bed I said, “Lord change and mold our hearts of stone…”
Max shot his head up, with what I perceived as a look of you’re crazy mom.
“Mom, mold our hearts?”
“Yes, because we all are imperfect and have sinful hearts. Sin hardens our heart toward God and we want our hearts to be soft so we accept Him and he can shape us to be more like Him.”
“I shape my play dough.”
“Exactly, Max, just like you shape your play dough, we need God to mold us and to make us into something new.”
“I don’t need God to mold me.”
“Yeah, buddy, we all do…”
I tried to be clear and concise.
After asking a couple more questions and hearing a couple more answers, he gently took my face between his hands and said, “Okay, mom, can you finish praying now?”
I dropped it immediately, and as my mouth finished praying with him, my head and heart prayed that the Lord would transform the incoherent, excitable babble I offer and transform it into clear understanding of who God is, what he did, and why we need him. He says:
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
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What are you praying for your children today?