Titus, Sophia and I were playing kite at a nearby field, but though there were winds, there just wasn’t enough wind to get the kite airborne.
So I told Titus, “Why don’t you ask God to send some wind?”
Titus stood still in middle of the field, closed his eyes and prayed aloud, “Lord can you please send some wind so we can fly our kite? Amen.”
A second later (literally, a second later), a huge gush of wind came across the field, and, as if as a bonus, it came in the right direction, from behind me and towards the kite, and lifted it high into the sky!
Its difficult to describe in words the happiness and joy that was in our hearts when it happened.
We had great wind for the next hour and we enjoyed flying the kite. (I think I enjoyed it more than the kids!)
More importantly, I think God took the opportunity to teach Titus yet another lesson on believing that God answers prayers. Even little ones.
I learnt something too. Even though I had asked Titus to pray, I had some sense of skeptisism that doubted if God will actually send the wind. Praise God that Titus didn’t have such an attitude, and how wonderfully God responded to such simple faith.
I was reminded of James’s warning,
James 1:6-8 “But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways.”
Do you need some wind in your life? Are you having trouble ‘lifting off’ from the dumps you are in?
May I suggest you look to God in simple, childlike faith, and ask Him for some wind.
Mat 21:22 “And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.”