The Spirit at work

A few nights ago we were praying together as a family and we had a short time of thanksgiving. Now, right before the prayer time, Abigail had trimmed her nails by herself for the very first time. Her prayer of thanksgiving went something like this (updated and revised with Tricia’s help):

“Dear God, thank you for helping me to trim my nails all by myself, because I know you put your Spirit in me to help me do it.”


  1. Mom/Ruth
    May 1, 2007

    What a sweet reminder of childlike faith — I think of Matt. 18.3 and 19.14 “… for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

  2. Kierstyn
    May 2, 2007

    How cute! Just wait till she gets filled enough with the Spirit that she can paint her nails! Can I get a, “Praise the Lord!”