Why be like a child?

Why be like a child

In this interesting passage in the Gospel of Mark we see the disciples rebuking those who were trying to bring children to get Jesus to touch them. Jesus corrected his disciples.

13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” 16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16 NKJV)

Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is for those who are like children.

The Kingdom of God is the spiritual releam of God’s Kingdom. “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

Jesus goes further to say that those who accept/ receive the Kingdom of God as children will experience it (enter it). Thus, he implied that those who are not like children of God would not experience it!!!

When a parent assures anything, children just believe. They do not rationlise, if the parent is able to give or not. Children know for certain that it’s the parents’ joy to give and they will do so based on what they have told them.

One of my dear friends mentioned that, “Powerful truths believed implicitly are the basis of all wisdom.

But this takes learning.
Rather unlearning the limitations which we accepted.

Knowing what we know, limits what we can accept.
Thus medical Doctors who are educated in medical science could be limited in believing in miracles of healing since they know medical science, but may not know God as a child.
Wheras a educated person without a medical science education, even with the same degree of knowing of God as the medical doctor mentioned above.

Should our learning limit our experiencing the Kingdom of God?
Certainly not, what we had studied, our profession, knowledge or awareness should not.

Jesus’ disciples were unlearned. That helped in their acceptance of the Kingdom of God.

We desire to experience the Kingdom of God as often as possible.
So let us take to heart what Jesus told.

Let us believe the word of God, the promises of God implicitly.
We can do so.
Being like a child helps, as we do not think at all about the limitations.
We believe in the Word of God.
Only that matters.
Like father Abraham, we believe the promises of God, since God told it.

A child knows that gifts come from parents. We need to learn and know this truth.
Our gifts, our spiritual gifts come from our father in Heaven.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17 NKJV)

We know that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV)

In the Kingdom of God, Gifts are not to be earned, but to be learned!

Knowing God’s nature is important.
God is good.
God is good all the time.
He will never leave us or forsake us.
God is love.
God hides us under the shadow of his wings.
He is our healer.
God is our deliverer.
He is our shield.
He is our defence.
Jesus is the price of Peace.
All the above are from the Bible, thus based on scripture verses, which are eternal truths.

In learning this it’s also important to remember what God is not.
God is not evil.
God does not steal.
God does not destroy.
Not knowing what God is not, some Christians blame God for all these, as they are ignorant of
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more. (John 10:10 NKJV)

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (Matthew 24:35 NKJV)

As we trust in God’s nature,
we grow in faith in God.
This enables us to grow in favour of God.
Trusting in God is most significant as we become like a child.

When we trust God is good.
We dont let our circumstances redefine it.
Rather we persevere and persist in our trust that God is good.
As we do this, we will see our faith increase, which will bear fruit in favour of God increasing.

Let us be super excited as we become like a child!
Let us align ourselves to what Jesus desires for us.
Thus experiencing the Kingdom of God, here and now!