Friday, January 11, 2013

A Note to Jesus

"Jesus didn't write back," my 8 year old daughter said.  I was confused by her comment, so she explained to me, "I wrote him a note last night and left it on my nightstand, but he didn't write back." 

I read my daughter's sweet note to Jesus. Something had been weighing on her mind, and so she wrote a letter to Jesus asking him what she should do. She also asked him if he answered her note could she tell other people, and concluded with "If you can't answer, no pressure."  

Reading her note gave me a wonderful opportunity to share with her the purpose of the Holy Spirit to speak into our lives. But I am awe inspired by the faith of an 8 year old child who fully trusts that Jesus will help her make the right decisions, and asks for his input in her life. She signed her note, "Love you Lord! I'm your biggest fan ever!" How Jesus must have smiled to see those words.

My daughter knows that Jesus can help her in every day decisions, and trusts that he will answer. Oh that I may have the faith of my child. Oh, that we all could.

"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God
 as a little child will by no means enter it." Mark 10:15

Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at

Chatty Kelly

Monday, January 7, 2013

Are You a Christian Ninja?

My daughter loves the television cartoon Ninjago. It is about a group of Ninjas who fight evil. The Ninjas train and study every day to be their physical best. But in order to "unlock their true potential" they each had to deal with something in their heart, so that they could be their best - body and soul.

Have you unlocked your true potential as a Christian? Being in Bible study, attending church, and learning more about God are all part of the training to be our physical best. No doubt about it, this things will product a physical change in us. But unless we deal with our heart issues, we are not unlocking our true potential.

Matthew 5:23-24 says, "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift."

What could having an issue with someone have to do with giving an offering? The offering is our physical training. It's our obedience of the law. But in order to "unlock our true potential" we have to deal with our heart issues. And that's about relationships; our relationship with people and with God.

There are many church going people who have yet to unlock their true potential in Christ. Are you one of them? Are you excelling in the physical, but struggling with the heart? Look at your relationships. Make restoration where you can. Forgive. Pray to God and build that relationship. Don't just take time to know about God. Get to know God. (There is a difference.)

Working on your physical Christianity will make you strong. But until your deal with your heart, you'll never be a Christian Ninja.  Take time today, and unlock your true potential!
Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at

Chatty Kelly