Childlike Faith


Our Heavenly Father loves us very much. And I jokingly pick on others saying that I am His favorite; but He has no favorites as He loves everyone the same. The attributes of God are so displayed in our little children within Emerge. God is truly using these little ones with huge hearts for His glory. The love and acceptance of everyone they meet is astounding and we are so very thankful for each of them. It is truly a privilege to serve God with them. We all need to have the attributes as our little ones do, desiring to please our Father and displaying faith in Him.

****Matthew 19:14 (NKJV) But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

**** Matthew 18:2-5 (NKJV) 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. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

Agape Love is the highest form of love “charity” and it involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the will. Distinguished from the other types of love by its lofty moral nature and strong character; this type of love is described in 1 Corinthians 13:1-13….. three things will last forever faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love.

Elijah Joyner is such an amazing little boy and has the heart to please God. I have started calling him Professor Prophet Elijah. This little five-year-old has stolen the hearts of everyone within our Emerge family and does so with everyone he meets. He is definitely a light in this dark world. God is truly using him for His glory and Elijah’s unselfish love is displayed everywhere he goes. At the recent crusade in Fayetteville; he so wanted to win one of the bicycles that were being raffled off. God honored Elijah’s obedience, faith and love; he won the exact one that he had said that he wanted. God is so good and Elijah was one happy little boy! The faith of this boy is immeasurable.

When Elijah was asked, what being a part of Emerge means to him; here is his answer:

Elijah’s Story from His Heart:

“Emerge Ministries is playing and helping people get everything they need. The best time was passing out the bag lunches in Lumberton to the other kids and coloring with people at Solomon Towers. Emerge Ministries means to me that I Love Everyone in Emerge Ministries, my friends and Mr. Terry & Mrs. Judy.”

****Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)   Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

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We at Emerge Ministries are definitely blessed to have such an amazing Child of God in our family. Working side by side with this little one is a gift from God. Elijah has displayed so much love towards me and I was blessed with the beautiful picture posted here while at Solomon Towers. Not only did I receive this one; but he had another one to give me. However, finding out it was an elderly ladies birthday in the Towers; he asked if he could give it to her. The answer was most definitely yes.

God is definitely on the move; using not only adults but using our youngest to share His love, mercy and grace to everyone. As you follow this blog, you will see just how He speaks to the heart and soul of each and every person within Emerge, as we continue to be the hands, feet & voice for God.

To God Be All The Glory !

Much Love to You All,





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