And said, Verily I say unto you,
Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into
the kingdom of heaven.
Today, I was once again reminded of this verse. We often think of its meaning for conversion, but perhaps we would do well to apply it to life! Become as a child—what does that mean or look like? Well, a little child…
- Is completely dependent on her Father
- Does not pay the bills
- Does not plan the future
- Does not buy the groceries
- Is blissfully ignorant of all life’s trials. Mom may be secretly shedding tears of grief and anguish as a child chatters on about all that is important to her.
- Does not worry about problems
- Smiles a lot
- Enjoys simple pleasures
- Does not expect great things
- Simply trusts
That’s where I need to be. I’m not talking about shirking responsibilities or having my head in the sand, but there are so many disappointments that I cannot change. This is especially true in the ministry. I cannot make folks come to church, read their Bibles, make right choices, be unselfish, think of others. All I can do is live it before them, pray for them, and perhaps give a word in season to them. How freeing is that!!! Sigh! Oh, how nice to be God’s child!