Sunday, April 15, 2007

Become as Little Children

Word for the Week: Child of God
Bible Verse: Matthew 18:3-4 NKJV

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 a little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Little children don't care what kind of clothes they wear, or what kind of car their mom or dad brings them to school in. They don't care what neighborhood they live in or what kind of house they live in. They don't care whether someone is tall, short, skinny or fat; they see beauty in everyone and everything. Little children never worry about what other people think of them; they are unaware of social expectations. They don't pretend to be something they're not; they simply are happy to be themselves without any reservations.

I love to teach little children; they are full of wonder and excitement. When it comes to learning, they are like sponges, soaking up everything you provide for them to discover, investigate and experience. As they grow quickly in their knowledge and skills, they want more! More challenges, more discoveries, more experiences. Little children never think they know everything. They never think they are more important than anyone else.

Little children are blameless. They do not intentionally cause frustration. They do not plot and plan someone else's demise. They don't gossip. They honestly express what they see, hear, and feel. Little children never think or do evil things.

Little children love to be loved. They love to sit close to you and talk. They love to walk with you and hold hands. They love to look into your eyes and smile. They love to call your name and hear you answer. They love to lay their head on your shoulder and feel your arms around them. They love to be friends. Little children never refuse to love or be loved. They always seek to be in a loving relationship.

Little children know they need help. When they are scared or hurt they cry and ask to be comforted. When they need help to accomplish something, they ask for assistance. When they don't know the answer, they ask for instruction. When they need to be reassured, they ask for words of encouragement. When they are hungry, they ask to be fed. Little children depend on others for help; they don't hesitate to ask or worry about what others think. Little children never think less of others for needing help. In fact, they love to help.

My Prayer
Lord, please help me to become as a little child; I fall short in so many areas. Help me to overcome the worries and fears that stand in my way. Help me to turn away from behaviors that cause harm to others. Help me to embrace who I am, and to reach out to others for what I need help with. Help me to always seek to be in loving relationship with those you've placed in my life. Help me to honestly express what I see, hear and feel. Help me to always be willing to learn and grow. Help me to not think more of myself than I really am. Help me to be authentic.

Thank you Jesus for your love and mercy. Thank you for accepting and loving me just the way I am.

Care free - My Father is in control. He gives me what I need, when I need it.

Humble - I am weak, but He is strong.

Innocent - Though my sins be scarlet, He washes me whiter than snow.

Loving - My Father loves me just the way I am, and I love Him.

Dependent - My Father will never leave or forsake me, no matter what.

by S.Hunt Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved


Francine said...

I had to visit your blog after your kind comment on mine. I love the correlation between children and believers. If only we could remember the simplicity of following our Lord.

Blessings, Francine

S.Hunt said...

Dear Francine,

Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you took the time to comment. Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated.

Sharon Maxwell said...

Love that post on children! What great inspirational words... thank you for sharing. (and thank you for visiting my website and signing the guestbook!)
God bless all you do in His Name!
serving Jesus with Joy!
Sharon's Song: I'm Going Home!

S.Hunt said...

Thanks Sharon for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the read. Your words of encouragement are appreciated.

L.L. Barkat said...

Funny, I was just over at Wide Open Spaces and she was talking about friends who are going to have to dress differently to minister in their new setting. Reading her post, I felt a sense of resistance over the clothing issue. And here you are talking about little children not caring what they wear. How blessed to be like a child in the matters of God.

S.Hunt said...

Thanks L.L. for visiting and taking the time to comment.

It's always nice to hear from you.


Saija said...

just popping by to say "Lord bless you!" as you write about the things on your heart ...

S.Hunt said...


Thanks for visiting. I'm always glad to hear from you.

Maiju said...

I loved your blog about children! I will pray the prayer with you. We adults really need child like attitude to many things.

S.Hunt said...

Dear Maiju,

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to comment; your words of encouragement are appreciated.

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