Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Childlike not Childish

Matthew 18:1-14

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
What is your opinion?
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray?
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 
In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
that one of these little ones be lost.”


When we were still in our childhood days, we were so dependent to our parents that we almost didn’t want to part with them. They are the ones whom we run to when we cry and get troubled. We ask them so many things when we don’t know the answer. We ask help from them for our assignments and school projects. We obey them because we fear that they might get angry with us and simply believe that they know what's best for us.

As we grow old we tend to be independent. We crave for freedom that we almost wanted  to be far away from them, to be away from rules. We get angry when are being rebuked by them because of our wrong doings. We tend to disobey them because walls of pride are already built when they don’t agree of what we really wanted.  We tend to think that we’re already mature enough but actually, by having these behavior,we are already being childish.

What God wants us to be is to be childlike not childish. That is being humble,being dependent to God and having a complete trust in Him. God gave us intelligence and talents but we must still rely on him not on ourselves. He is the One we can cry to and open up with our problems. We can ask from Him guidance when making decisions. We obey because we love him and we trust his plan for us.

With this video, I hope that we'll be encouraged to make a total surrender to God and be reminded that He is always here for us. :)

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