Monday, November 9, 2009

As a Child

Father, you give me a sense of security, no worries, nothing bothering me. I am safe in Your arms. Just as I was as a child, I have no fears. I am being taken care of. I do not know fear. I do not know confusion. I do not know evil. I have peace. I know joy. I live in joy. I have no cares, they are in You. I do not know what a burden is. I play under the fruit tress, I dance among the flowers, I pick from the berry bushes, all freely given by You. Your presence surrounds me. I live in freedom. I am totally content in You.

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2-3

Being a child, I was totally and completely dependent upon someone else. I didn’t worry about anything. I didn’t think about when or where my next meal was, I didn’t even think about what I had to do next. Everything was taken care of for me.
Jesus says come as a child- come with your arms extended upwards, let Me lift you, let Me carry you, come and be safe in My arms, let Me take care of you.

Then Jesus set the child in the midst of them, the child was right there, with the Lord, in His presence, sitting with Him. That’s where God wants us, right there, in His presence.

Jesus says we must be converted, or change. The Greek word change or covert means to twist, turn around, reverse, think differently or reconsider. Our own desires and habits have to do an about face. Everything that we think is vital in our lives has to turn towards Gods way of thinking. We have to realize that these things are unimportant and Jesus is all important. We are to become little children and have no other desire than God and His Kingdom. This includes living His way of life.

We need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is our Father. He has everything under control, and we are to rest in His bosom. We are to lean on Him.

When we seek God, depend and rely on Him, we are capable of entering into His presence, His kingdom. Just as when we are born again and we have realized that Jesus has saved us,  we now know we have a home in Heaven with Him. We can live in the Kingdom of God right here.

A child is sometimes referred to as an immature or baby Christian, or a slave to the King. When we are first born again, we have excitement in the Lord. Like a child, we are amazed at what He can do and what He has just done. We are intrigued at what He is doing and going to do. We are awestruck at His presence. We need to stay like this. We need to be starry eyed and amazed and intently fixed on the Lord at all times. We should know that God has everything taken care of.

Can you reach your arms up and let the Father take you into His presence? Can you lift your eyes up to Him in wonder and know He has everything in control. Exchange your worries and burdens, become like a child, and be in His presence.