Living the Risen Life Like a Child

How many times have we heard someone say, “Oh grow up!” and agreed that the person being addressed needed to show more maturity and responsibility?

The Bible exhorts us in many regards to mature in our faith.  But God also calls us to become like little children.  You see, maturing doesn’t equal independence, necessitating letting go.  Maturing in faith is a continual growing in dependence, compelling us to hold tight.

Yes, the Bible insists that mature faith and childlike faith are not incompatible at all.  Indeed, when we see God as our Father, we will welcome His tender care, humbly accepting that He knows our frames are weak, our inabilities are part of our human condition, we cannot grasp true wisdom on our own, and like little children, we desperately need our Father.

humble like a child

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on April 24, 2013

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