Thursday, 5 August 2010
LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN
He (Jesus) called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, 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.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
Think for a moment what it means to become like little children in our relationship with God. Children spend countless hours being fed, clothed, taught, sheltered, protected and cared for by their parents.Wrapped in parents’ arms, children are carried when they are weak, protected when they are scared and kept warm when it is cold. As babies, they are constantly in the arms of the parent and dependent upon them for every thing. When they become toddlers, they run to a Paapa or Maama’s arms when they get hurt, desperately seeking relief from the pain. Children in the arms of a loving Paapa or Maama trust them with every area of their lives.
Have you been spending time in the arms of your heavenly Paapa allowing him to read you bible stories and show you special pictures in his book? Have you been rocked to sleep lately in the arms of your heavenly Paapa, as he sings over you beautiful songs like He's Got The Whole World In His hands? When was the last time that you just snuggled up to God in prayer and talked to him about everything that is happening in your life?
Spend some quality time in the arms of your heavenly Paapa today, just you and him talking, singing, dancing, learning or just doing whatever. Everyday, God desires that we would come to him like little children because we are his children.