"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 like a child is the greatest in the kingdom." -Matthew 18:3-4 NKJV
For the past two weeks I feel that I have been receiving the same message from God and it’s as if He not only wants me to receive and act on the message, but to share it with others. He has made this clear by continually blasting the words in my mind! What is this message you ask?: "Go back to the basics and re-kindle your fire!"
I have several nieces and nephews…five to be exact. Because their ages varies, it causes the smaller kids to look up to the older kids. Little did I know but doing the opposite (us learning from the smaller kids) is exactly what we all need in order to walk into our promises!
The characteristics of a child are simple: eager & curious, absorbs information like a sponge, mimic the actions of others, naturally inviting & loving (regardless of race or sex), and FEARLESS! As an aunt (or parent) sometimes these characteristics can be a blessing and not so much, but in your relationship with God they are a blessing! If we take these traits and apply them to the way we learn from God and how to love others, we would find ourselves in a deeper relationship with God, and much higher level in our passion.
Having childlike faith or a child’s characteristics is not something that can happen overnight. It takes patience and perseverance! HOWEVER, when your efforts turn into a habit you will be used by God like never before AND doors will open in your life that no man can close! :)