Wednesday, September 30, 2009

the faith of a child...

I am so thankful for the experience taylorann and I had the other day. I asked if she would mind if I shared this experience and she was glad to be able to share this with family and friends. These are her thoughts, she wrote down her testimony. I'm thankful for her faith and example.

My Testimony

"Today when I was cleaning my room, my mom came in and told me I needed my flu shot on Friday. Now I'm a big baby when it comes to shots. I hate shots. I always have. But any way, when my mom told me that, I got scared. I didn't know what to do. My mom just said, if you let Heavenly Father and Jesus come in to your heart, he'll help you. So when she said that I sat up and I said a prayer to Him and I asked him if He'll be with me when we did that. But I was still scared so I asked my mom if she'll say a prayer with me, and we did. What my mom said really let Heavenly Father warm my heart and I heard Him say to me that I will be there with you. After that I just started to cry. When I heard Him say that to me I knew that if I just kept my faith on Him and let Him into my heart He would be there with me."

"So I ask you to say your prayers and listen to Him because I know that our Heavenly Father will help you with whatever you need if you just let Him into your heart. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

This is my daughter teaching me!! Thank you tay for your faith and desire to have answers to prayers. This was a lesson put to test for me today as we watched Grandpa Payne go in for triple by-pass surgery. I let my fears get the best of me. I felt as though I were drowning. I was trying so hard to keep myself busy so I wouldn't think about how scared I was, and I kept feeling worse and more scared. I saw your note sitting on the desk and I read it again. Taylorann this brought me to my knees and there I found strength in the Lord. THANK YOU TAY!

Family and Friends: I know this is a little personal but if we can't share our faith promoting experiences with those we love who can we share them with. Let this be a lesson to us all. Be willing to listen to that still small voice. It comes in many forms, and today, it came in the sweet testimony of my taylorann.!
As a side note. Marty has come out of surgery. Things went great. He will be in ICU at St. Marks Hospital. Thank you for prayers and faith in his behalf.


kacie said...

I love that girl!! She is so sweet. Glad things went well. Can I bring you cookies tonight? Text me if you will be there. said...

Taylorann and Kort, THANK YOU for sharing your amazing Testimonies. I truly feel we need to hear each others experiences to make it through our own. I love you both so much. Auntie and sis, Nish

Liz, Karl and Madison said...

That totally made me cry! It always amazes me how special a childs testimony is. They always seem to be a lot closer to the Lord then we would normally give them credit. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. And thanks again for the chat last night. We love you!