#5686 – Reclaiming Childlikeness

Good morning people who return to the simplicity of your faith and trust in God.

Matthew 18:1-4 NIV At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Oh, how upside down (right side up) is God’s kingdom!

God’s kingdom is not about ‘climbing the ladder’ or ‘getting ahead’.

God’s kingdom is not about ‘being the best’ or ‘knowing more than others.

God’s kingdom is not about ‘look at me’ or ‘be like me’.

God’s kingdom is about humbling ourselves in awe and humility before the Father in heaven.

God’s kingdom is about serving and loving and giving of ourselves to others so that they can encounter the extravagant God of love.

God’s kingdom is about learning from people and yearning to know the wisdom and mind of God.

This year is going to be marked by ‘passionate Christians’ who purpose more than ever before to reclaim and retain their childlike awe, wonder and delight in who God is.

This year is also going to be marked by ‘mature Christians’ who know that, the more that they know, the more they have yet to learn through the revelation of the Holy Spirit and the counsel of other men and women of God.

Pride is the enemy of being childlike. Humility is the master key that opens us up as little children to enter into the infinite wisdom and mysteries of God.

What will you be marked by this year?