Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Like A Child

Good Evening to All!

Before I start this devotional, I must tell you that two f my favorite sentences in the Bible are "and a little child shall lead them", and "suffer the little children to come unto me". This is what I hope I will always remember. To have a "child-like hunger for my God.

Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
(Matthew 18:3)

Today's verse describes children as trusting, lowly, loving, and forgiving. Just think about how much more we would enjoy our lives and our relationships with God and other people if we would simply operate in these four virtues. Obviously, Jesus thinks these qualities are extrememly important because He says we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven without them. We cannot enjoy the benefits of God's Kingdom and maintain bad attitudes at the same time.

When I think about hearing God's voice, I see that being like a child is so important because children believe what they are told. Some people say children are gullible, meaning they believe anything, not matter how ridiculous it sounds. But I don't think children are gullible, I think they are trusting. God certainly doesn't want us to be gullible or naive; He wants us to be trusting. Sometimes we are betrayed by people we love and trust and are tempted to then distrust everyone, but we cannot make everyone pay for what one person did to us.

There are people in the world who cannot be trusted, but there are also a lot of good people and we must refuse to live with a spirit of suspicion.

God is completely trustworthy. All human beings, regrettably, cannot be trusted unconditionally, but God can.

God want you to come to Him like a child, trusting Him completely and believing everything He says to you--because He is totally trustworthy.

God's Word for you Today: Don't let one or two bad experiences rule your entire life

    We need to trust God with our complete being. EVERY aspect of our lives. He is omniscient (all seeing) Omnipotent (all powerful) and omnipresent ( everywhere). There is no such thing as a time-line in heaven. God can see our past, present and future, therefore, He can see what will happen to us given our circumstances. This is why He tells us no sometimes when we ask for things. They are not in our best interest. We need to look at if from the point of view that He is our Creator, therefore He knows what is best for us better than we do. We are not equipped with the vast knowledge that He is. So we need to have ABSOLUTE faith and trust in His judgment. Just as a little child would have faith in their parents.

    Good Night and May God Bless!

    This devotional was taken from Joyce Meyer's "hearing from GOD each morning"


1 comment:

Lynette said...

Prayers are being answered and don't stop praying either....still financial straits but a lil bit of help now.


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