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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Faith of a Little Child

by Steven Rosenbaugh

I've often heard the phrase "to have faith like a child" and for me it made perfect sense. For others, not so much. The scripture in Luke 18:16-17 is:   "But Jesus called them (the parents) to Him, saying, 'Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such (as these) belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child (does) shall not in any way enter it (at all)." (Amplified Bible, Biblegateway.com)

It's a belief beyond adult understandings. Adults will try to rationalize, understand, pick it apart and question everything like a science project.

Adults will ask:
   "Why should I have faith?"
   "Will I have more fortunes in heaven?"
   "What is the reason and result of having faith?"

For a child, having faith is just that, nothing more. A child doesn't question it, or elaborate any further. It just is. Faith to them is completely blind.

A child with faith will tell you "God loves me." You can ask the child "How do you know?" To which the child will rely "because GOD said so." No other reason is needed. It's just fact. Done.

When GOD tells us an instruction or rule, a child will just say "ok". It's already accepted as truth. This is the mindset most adults need to come back to when reading and fulfilling GODS work. I read a story recently that was a delightful story that really puts the child's mind into focus.

Jesus and a child were walking through the forest one day and came across a small bridge over a large river. Jesus looked down at the child and said "hold my hand while we cross." The child did so but said "no, you hold my hand." Jesus chuckled and asked the child "what's the difference?" The child responded, "Because if I hold your hand and something happens, my small hands might let go. But if you hold mine and something happens, you would never let go."

Now as an adult, analyze that!

God blessed you, accept it
Steven Rosenbaugh


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