LIKE A CHILD (PART 2)

October 23:2019

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
Matthew 18:1-5 (NKJV)

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There is a group on one of the social media platforms where people can join and post photos or short stories about their childhood. It was a success when it was created as everyone was eager to post or read about ‘those days of innocence’. It brought joy and laughter to many as childhood long-forgotten memories were rekindled.

As children, we had no cares; all we cared about was when to play. We did not think about money or food or rent or clothes or how to please others. There was no shame or embarrassment that we could not meet up with others. The rich and the poor played together, and we did not know what ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ meant. We didn’t want the biggest houses or cars or smartphones or designer clothes. We were all humble.

The life of a child is characterized by humility; children are pleased by little things, especially if they are colourful. They have no embarrassment in learning to walk and falling; they will get up and try again. They will ask you to carry them or help them do things they cannot do without feeling any shame about it.

Children always want to please their parents. They discover joy when they make their parents happy. They are not prideful and self-seeking. A child will always run back to his/her father or mother for comfort; a smile or a tickle is good enough for him.

Beloved, God needs you to humble yourself like a child so He can bless you. It is the Father’s heart to give you the Kingdom, but He can only do so if you have that simplicity of heart like a child.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Philippians 2:3-4 Ephesians 4:1-3

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I will humble myself like a child. I will not put up ‘airs’ around me but will display the mind of Christ and simplicity of heart in all that I do. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: Job 6

October19 Dev cover 2019

 

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As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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