Innocence And Joyful Abandon Are Your Portion
‘He [Jesus] called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven…’
Every one of us is designed to experience the glorious realities of heaven! We who have received Jesus and his finished work are especially ‘hungry’ for the impossible! However, many slip into the trap of believing that this greatness, these glories are achieved by the super serious-businessman-legalistic-pharisaical approach. Sadly many believe the lie that in order to make it in this world we must compete, and so automatically opt for ultra-seriousness/do-it-yourself Christianity. As a result of this we by-pass the glorious opportunity to receive the fullness of Daddy God’s love as a little child and operate in the Kingdom!
There is an innocence and a joyful abandon that belongs to children. Jesus said that it is this mind-set that makes a person great (as in, a powerful operator) in the kingdom of heaven (which is the spiritual kingdom of Christ on earth waiting to be appeared manifest). In fact Jesus said that if we don’t take aboard this innocence (a free gift in Christ) and joyful abandon, we won’t be able to see and operate in the kingdom at all! This is by no means a condition! But this child-like trust is the believing before seeing that enables us to enjoy the good news!
There is so much wonder in the gospel that unless we are willing to be child-like and use our imagination we won’t ‘get’ it all. Sure, we might get the theology, but if we are holding on to our serious veneer we just might overlook the call to believe the reality by faith! Don’t be afraid to believe that you are Daddy’s beloved child; you can go about your day confident that you are his, and as his you have every ‘toy’ you could ever need or want! You are well able to operate in the Kingdom and see heaven manifest on earth! Let’s throw off the ‘weight of the world’! Let’s enjoy the love of our Daddy, knowing that we are and will always be his beloved Children. He loves you so much! He desires for you to cuddle up in his arms and believe the truth of the gospel, as you do you will find yourself operating greatly in the Kingdom!