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Childlikeness or Childishness?

Day 275
Verse of the day

But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

Luke 18:16

It is not unusual for one to feel insulted when called a child. It’s considered as belittling and disrespectful for a mature sensible adult to be called that. However, Jesus here has made it clear that the kingdom of God is for children. When He spoke of children, He wasn’t talking about age but of the heart and nature of a child that allows him to love and trust unreservedly, quest to know more, forgive easily and desire to be back home regardless of the goodies they receive outside the home.

It takes blind trust and deep love to accept all that Daddy brings us per time even when we do not understand them. If a father tells his 2-year-old son to jump from a three storey building, he most probably would. This is not because he doesn’t know it’s dangerous but his deep assurance of his father being incapable of doing him evil causes him to just jump. It’s the same with our Daddy. We will not fully assess the great and mighty things He has for us if we do not trust wholly.

The inquisitive nature of a child is desired for us to constantly grow in the faith. There will always be more to know, and experience. It’s a boundless realm. To act contrary to this childlikeness is to exhibit the irritable tendencies of childishness.

Regardless of the earthly treasures we have acquired, the fun we have had, as children we would never forget home, which is wherever we are with the consciousness of our Father.

The kingdom of God is not for “prophets”, “pastors”, “evangelists”, “teachers”, “apostles”, etc but for children. May we leave the spiritual gifts and achievements in the faith behind and be like children with fresh desire, blind trust and a quest for home.

Reference: Philippians 3:13-14


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Today’s Confession

Daddy, make me a child again. Help me to see You clearly with no veil between us.


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