Remember when we were children? We didn’t have a care in the world. Most of us didn’t think about how the bills were going to get paid. We just knew we were ALWAYS going to have lights, running water, housing, clothes, & food. We left those concerns up to our parents. Our sole concern was our next cartoon or when we were going to get the chance to go outside and play!
The Bible says the following in Matthews 18: 2-4
“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Our heavenly father wants us to know that even as adults, He still wants us to have this kind of child-like assurance that we are ALWAYS going to be provided for. A wonderful songwriter once penned the words to a song. The chorus read the following:
“And when they asked Him, whose gonna be the greatest in the kingdom, Jesus called a little child for them to see. If you really want to be the greatest in the kingdom, just like this little child you gotta be!”
Jesus wasn’t speaking of our need to reach spiritual maturity. In order for us to really tap into our “heaven on earth” experience we have to constantly and relentlessly pursue that “higher calling” (Philippians 3: 14-15) which is in Christ Jesus.
What Jesus was referring to in Matthews was our need to have the type of belief system as a child. Most children don’t have to think twice about basic provisions. For most of us, especially in the United States, we were born, and had some place we could lay our heads at night and not have to worry about how to keep that roof over our heads. That was for our parents to figure out.
In the same way, our heavenly father wants us to depend on Him to meet our needs, even during times when we feel most challenged. Jeremiah 29:11 declares that God knows the plans He has for us. They are plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Plans to give us a hope and a future.
Childlike faith doesn’t happen overnight. It takes daily deliberate decisions to put our faith, trust, and hope in God. I encourage you to make those daily commitments to enter into that childlike faith. Let’s take this journey together!
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