Noah (age 7) and I were walking through the parking lot to my gym. He was lagging behind, taking his time, humming along to the song in his head. While I, on the other hand, was hurrying to the beat of my own drum. When all of a sudden, I hear Noah's voice take on a tone of urgency.
"Mommy, mommy! Stop, come back here! Hurry!"
Concern, with a hint of curiosity is what convinced my feet to move quickly in his direction.
I find him standing in front of a tiny baby-blue Smart Car. With his hands held over the hood and with strong conviction, he said to me,
"Mommy, we must pray right now for the person who owns this car! We must pray that they stay safe if they ever get into a wreck! Pray with me Mommy, pray right now!"
So in the middle of the parking lot, in the hot Texas heat, me and my son bowed our heads and prayed for the owner of this car.
Unbeknownst to Noah, I actually knew the owner of this car. Her name is Jill and she is a regular at the gym. When I saw Jill that day, I told her about Noah's conviction and she squeezed him tight and thanked him.
Several weeks later I saw Jill at the gym and she told me that a week after Noah prayed for her, a large SUV wrecked into her tiny baby-blue Smart Car.
She said, "Your son has a gift and he saved my life because he prayed protection for me BEFORE this wreck happened! I know it was because of his prayer!"
I have walked many, many parking lots with Noah and he has never prayed over one single car, not even mine.
He never felt led to... until he walked by this little, tiny baby-blue smart car!
Jill was right, Noah does have a gift. He hears from God and then, in faith, he acts on it!
Here is the good news....Those who believe in Christ and have a relationship with Him, ALL have this gift! Every. Single. One. Of. Us!
It's part of the package of being connected to the All-Knowing God! And apparently my 7-year-old son has already figured that out for himself!
My question is, have you?