Sunday, April 7, 2013

DAY 38: Humble Yourself Like a Child!

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “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 this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” - Matthew 18:1-5 

A huge key to receiving and walking in the power of the Kingdom is to receive it like a child: 

“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” - Mark 10:15 

So how does a child receive the Kingdom? How can we humble ourselves like a child and receive the kingdom? Let’s think about kids: 

  1. Children are simple and uncomplicated. 
  2. Children live in the moment and don’t fear the future. 
  3. Children are utterly dependent on their parents. 

Take 5 minutes in prayer and reflection today and humble yourself like a child. Stop trying to figure out or solve your problems through complicated solutions. Why don’t you act like a little kid, throw up your hands in the air and admit it... “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!” Real life, what do you REALLY need in every situation?? (Answer: Jesus!) HE is your solution! 

Take 5 minutes and capture your thoughts that are causing you anxiety about the future. Make a decision today to focus on what is DIRECTLY in front of you, tomorrow will worry about itself! It’s not irresponsible to walk free from anxiety, it’s OBEDIENT! 

Finally, just like a child, take 5 minutes, relax and let Dad handle it! Kids don’t worry about who is going to pay the rent or how food is going to get in the table. They TRUST their parents and think nothing of it. God is in control, He is in charge. He is also your Dad. Today, just enjoy being His kid. 

Being a grown up is overrated.

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