Approach God as a Child

“Unless you change and become like lit­tle chil­dren, you will nev­er enter the king­dom of heav­en.” Mt 18:3 NIV

Matthew writes​ “The dis­ci­ples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the great­est in the king­dom of heav­en?’ He called a lit­tle child to him…And he said…’ 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’” (vv. 1–3 NIV).

To do great things for God, you must approach Him with a child­like atti­tude. You can learn a lot from watch­ing lit­tle chil­dren. Wher­ev­er they are, they find a way to enjoy what­ev­er they’re doing. They’re quick to for­give an offense. One moment they’re fight­ing over some­thing, the next moment they’re play­ing hap­pi­ly togeth­er. And trust­ing comes eas­i­ly to them. Your chil­dren don’t wor­ry about mort­gage pay­ments, meals, or mak­ing ends meet because they implic­it­ly trust that you will pro­vide what they need. What was Jesus teach­ing us?

  1. To have sim­ple faith;
  2. to pray sim­ple prayers;
  3. to be quick to repent;
  4. to reach reg­u­lar­ly for God’s help;
  5. to believe that your heav­en­ly Father is good and that “no good thing will he with­hold from them that walk upright­ly” (Ps 84:11).

Plus, when you for­give chil­dren, they don’t run around feel­ing guilty and con­demned. With this kind of sim­plic­i­ty in your rela­tion­ship with God, you’ll find your­self grow­ing spir­i­tu­al­ly and enjoy­ing Him more than ever. And that should be your goal.

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA. Pub­lished on Apr 6’19 – Myer, Pow­er Thoughts, pg. 227