From a Child Perspective By Mackenzie Ware, 12 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.
1 Kings 18:44
It’s Just The Beginning.
We can’t expect God to just give us everything we want without having any type of faith, and even if you do have faith you must also have patience because things happen on TIME. God can turn something so small into the biggest thing you’ve ever seen, but you need to have faith and patience to get you through.
God has the power make anything from nothing, but we need faith. We have just started a new year, and some people thought they weren’t going to make it this far but here you are. Now there are things we want to accomplish but couldn’t do years before now but it is just the beginning so be patient. Life is like a seed, it may be small but it can grow to be as big as a Sequoiadendron Tree WITHIN TIME. Something may seem small and useless but if you nurse it, provide it with what it needs, it can grow and seem much bigger than what it used to be. If we have the faith of a small mustard seed God can make what you say is small to something as big Jupiter. You could be out in the streets doing drugs and drinking alcohol, but if you ask God to take you out of it he will, and with a snap of his fingers he can turn your life around. Next thing you know your name could be in shining lights, but it might not happen once you ask it could take days, weeks, months, and years so we need to patient.
Things happen with time and with faith, so without those there no point in asking for anything. We can do anything we put our mind to, but we need practice, patient, and faith in God. Because we can’t just do anything by saying you will and dive in head first. It takes time for things to happen, it takes practice for you to understand something, but at the same time you can’t give up in the middle of something because it gets hard. God is with us through ever storm, ever breakdown, ever fight because without him we wouldn’t be able to get through anything, and with him we will get through anything.
We need to believe God has all power because once he says he will do something he isn’t lying, he might not do it right away, but I guarantee he will with time. With faith and patience we can do anything, but also putting our faith and patience into God because he is the one with all power and can help you through anything.