I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. – Matthew 18:3-4
Do you remember being a child? Remember learning to tie your shoes? Remember the first time you rode your bike with your dad helping you stay balanced, even though there were still training wheels on the bike? We are so dependent on our parents to help us every day when we’re growing up. We’re not only innocent, but we are in need of their love and guidance every single day.
The point here is that a little child ‘knows he can’t do it’ … he needs God to do it and he actually believes He will. – Dan Johnson, Pastor at Grace Church of Ebensburg, PA
I had the utmost confidence in my parents when I was little, so it’s easy for me to translate that security and confidence to my relationship with God through Christ Jesus. How difficult it must be for those who did not have that loving and trusting relationship with their parents, though. They would surely have a more challenging time as they put their trust in the Lord, not knowing that in the human realm.
I pray for those folks – that the Lord will show them how to lean on Him as they couldn’t lean on earthly parents. God bless them as they make strides to be that child.
Humility and dependence on God along with a real belief that God will come through with His best for us is key in developing true child-like faith.
When we trust that our God has all the answers to all the nagging questions that pop up in life, we’re well on our way to a happier and more contented Christian walk. He really does have your back… you just have to believe it! 🙂