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LET’S BE KIDS AGAIN

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Walk towards Easter Series 1

He said to them, ” Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them ! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these . I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God. ”
Mark 10: 14-15
Q. What is Jesus teaching us here and what does childlike faith look like in you?
When my girls were little I would often wonder at their innocence and simplistic reasoning and understanding. At the way in which their little yet to be influenced minds so readily accepted experiences, people and difference. As I waded through the daily myriad of questions, I found a simple, reasonable, logical answer was usually adequate. Rarely was it necessary to delve into the finer more intricate details. They placed their trust in me and stepped out upon it, learning along the way.
Jesus scolded the apostles for trying to keep the children from Him. Could it be that He was trying to say, ” Hey guys, you need to be kids again, think like you did back then! ”Β 
But why would He want us to be like children ?….” Unless you have a faith like theirs!”
Children are drawn to Jesus, they don’t need to know all the finer details of doctrine or have the answers to life’s most perplexing questions. They are satisfied with ” Jesus loves me , this I know, for the bible tells me so…”
As a child runs towards a parent and leaps into their outstretched arms, knowing, trusting and not questioning that they will be caught, so Jesus desires for us to step into His arms. To have faith first, not knowing the details but trusting that understanding and teaching will follow. Our grown-up minds can be so limiting .Everything must have a definitive answer before we are able to accept it. Does it fit into our box of understanding , we see only what we think we know and filter everything through that knowledge .
” I know very well how foolish the message of the cross sounds to those who are on the road to destruction. But we who are being saved recognise this message as the very power of God. As the scriptures say, ” I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas ” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the worlds brilliant debaters? God has made them look foolish and shown their wisdom to be useless nonsense. Since God in His wisdom saw to it that the world would never find Him through human wisdom…….” 1Corinthians 1:18-21 NLT
Rewind, be a kid again, grasp hold of a child like faith, take the chance and step out without all the answers.Β He will reveal the details, but first we must have faith like theirs.Β 
Lxx

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Author: sistainarms

https://thefeminineheart.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on “LET’S BE KIDS AGAIN

  1. I love the simplicity and honesty of a child…yes at some point they need to face some hard truths of life but their innocence is so beautiful.. Would that we could really and truly have that total trust to leap and know that we will be caught. I trust in the Lord but do I really trust like a child…I hope so… just as an aside…this past Saturday…I was talking to my 5 year old niece and took my glasses off and she said…’you look older with your glassed off’… Her mother looked embarrassed but I said …’the honesty of a child is okay….she was not trying to hurt me…just making an observation.” In fact I told her that I hadn’t been sleeping well and she said ..’ why…are you having bad dreams’. It just made me smile…. Sorry for the long comment…Diane

  2. What an encouraging post! Thank you for sharing the scriptures and your thoughts. πŸ™‚ I think it’s a shame when the “inner child” is lost. I think as we have more experiences when we become adults we tend to let them shape us and start to complicate a lot of things. Jesus is right; childlike faith is crucial to having faith; for as I’ve heard before, “you can’t have faith without hope.” And children are full of unwavering hope. πŸ™‚ There’s a lot we can learn from them.

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