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Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 18:3

Yikes!

My son asked me to play a song for him on our Echo. As the song started, my son said that it was the wrong song. Now, granted this is a song I know very well and it was indeed the right song, right version. He continued to argue with me so I told him it was not okay to argue with me and to go to his room. As I finished cleaning up the kitchen from dinner, he popped his head around the corner and said in such a sweet voice,” I’m sorry mom.” As those words, “I’m sorry” lingered in the air, I thought of how refreshing it must be to be a kid. No agenda( for the most part), no pride just humbleness.

You know the old adage, “the good ole days”, meaning when we were young still twirl in our heads and our hearts. Why? Do we really believe that things were simple when we were young or did we just think and act differently as kids?

Not all children experience being “free” in their childhoods but if they are well cared for, then often times they don’t have a worry in the world. That is how God intended it to be with all His children, always and forever. However, the choice is ours whether we receive the free gifts He has for us.

As we grow, the weight gets heavier with pressures. Unfortunately, it’s not just the pressures of life, it’s the baggage that the enemy loves to pile on. Satan wants us walking around bent over from the sheer weight of our worries and behaviors.

What does God mean when He says, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven?

Children when very young and untainted by adults do not desire authority, do not regard outward distinctions, are free from malice, are teachable and willingly depend on their parents. These are marks of childhood, and render them proper emblems of the lowly minds of true Christians.

In order for us to really live with a free spirit, we must grow close to our creator, every single day! When I don’t read my bible; I am much more irritated and much less rational. God wants to rid us of all that has a grip on us by drawing near to Him. Surely we need to be daily renewed in the spirit of our minds, that we may become simple and humble, as little children, and willing to be the least of all.

I want to nurture those traits in my son. I want to see him love well. I don’t want to see him with all kinds up hangups because of worldly views and approaches to this very brief life. I want to see Him become a man of God. It is my strong belief that a man is not a man until He is walking with God.

Do you think Satan wants you walking with God?

I am a God who heals. I heal broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts, broken lives, and broken relationships. My very presence has immense healing powers. You cannot live closely to Me without experiencing some degree of healing. However,it is also true that you have not because you ask not. You receive the healing that flows naturally from My presence, whether you seek it or not. But there is more much more available to those who ask. 

The first step in receiving healing is to live ever so close to Me. The benefits of this practice are too numerous to list. As you grow more and more intimate with Me, I reveal My will to you more directly. When the time is right, I prompt you to ask for healing of some brokenness in you or in another person. The healing may be instantaneous, or it may be a process. That is up to Me. Your part is to trust Me fully and to thank Me for the restoration that has begun. 

I rarely heal all the brokenness in a person’s life. Even My servant Paul was told, “My grace is sufficient for you,”when he sought healing for the thorn in his flesh. Nonetheless, much healing is available to those whose lives are intimately interwoven with Mine. Ask and you will receive.

 

 

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