“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27
When we take the time to read the scriptures, we begin to realize that the Kingdom of God operates entirely differently then our earthly world. Jesus tells us that the weak are strong, the last are first, and the child-like are the wise.
In Matthew 18:3 He says: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Matthew 18:3
Have you ever stopped to think about what this truly means? Have you taken the time to ask yourself what having childlike faith could look like in your life? Jesus isn’t telling us to be “childish;” He’s telling us to be “childlike”…and there’s a difference.
Having childlike faith is having the ability to trust in God as a child trusts his father—knowing that whatever he asks for is taken care of.
Having childlike faith is having the courage to act in obedience to whatever God says to do, because you know that He will provide everything you need to do it.
Having childlike faith is being able to push past the fear of our circumstances, because we simply believe that God’s promises are true.
Children simply believe because their parent “says so.” Can we live our lives with boldness, audacious faith and in peace just because we trust that what God says is true?
I challenge you today to reclaim your inner-child. Next time the world tries to tell you that your dreams are impossible, your past is too dark to overcome, or that your circumstances are overwhelming, close your eyes…ask your Father to speak His Truth into your heart…and then simply believe because God says so.