You see, when Bryson was 2, Breanne and I went in together and bought it for him for his birthday. He loved it! He couldn’t even reach the pedals but we rigged it up so he could reach and put a pillow behind him and he drove and drove. Bryson is now almost 9 years old. He has been too big for his truck for a few years. Breanne tried to get me to get rid of it but I just couldn’t, there were too many memories of him in that little truck.
Then Brailee was growing up quickly. At first Bryson would ride her in it, she could not drive it without hitting a tree. There was no damage to the vehicle until Brailee started driving – now I pick up the mirror out of the yard each time she drives. Finally, Brailee got the hang of it and would drive it around the yard quite well. One day Bryson and I were watching her, he said ‘Nana, I am going to give Brailee my truck and sow it as a seed.’ I said ‘that’s nice buddy.’ He yelled for her to stop, he took off the license plate that said BRYSON and he made her one out of a card. He promptly put BRAILEE on the truck as a license plate and said ‘Brailee this is yours now, I am giving it to you.’
Before that moment Brailee would say ‘can I drive Bryson’s truck?’ However, after that moment, she never again called it Bryson’s truck, she always said ‘can I drive my truck?’
Never once did she feel it wasn’t really hers but his. Never once did she think if she didn’t drive it right or if she hit something that he would take it back, no, since that day she knows and fully believes it is HER TRUCK. Why am I sharing this?
Matthew 18:1-3 says; At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
The Amplified says it like this: At that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
We just celebrated Easter, we are fully aware of all that Jesus gave us at the cross. We know that the authority that belonged only to God and to him now belongs to us as well. We know and are fully aware that healing and wholeness now belongs to us. We are fully aware that prosperity now belongs to us. We know and understand that peace belongs to us.
My question is why do we EVER question this truth? Why would we ever think ‘maybe healing isn’t for today?’ or ‘maybe it is not always Gods will to heal?’ Why would we settle for barely getting by when we have been given a gift to obtain prosperity? It is ours. Healing is ours. Peace of mind is ours. Restoration of all the enemy has stolen is ours – but we have to believe it and walk in it just as Brailee believes that truck is hers and will never be taken from her. These things are ours and no devil can take them from us. It’s time you take the gifts and authorities that have been given to us and walk in them.
Jesus said we have to come as a child, believe as a child, trust as a child. Just like Brailee trusted that Bryson meant what he said. Not once has Bryson said ‘Brailee you are not being nice today, I want my truck back.’ AND not once has Jesus said ‘I don’t like the way you are acting today, I want all my gifts back.’ It is you who condemns yourself and believes you are not worthy. Maybe you are not, the good news is that it is not about you – its about Jesus and what he did at the cross. Because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we have been given all things – they are ours – the only question is will be believe it and live like it? And only you can answer that.