Have you ever wondered why little children live such happy lives ~ especially today, or any day that they’re enjoying? Here are the principles that they go by in their natural thinking: “Someone else is taking care of my needs (usually their parents), so my job is to have fun and feel goofy.”
This is why Jesus said, “Except you become as little children…for such is the kingdom of God.” We must look into how little children think. That’s the secret to the kingdom of God.
Growing up has taught us to take responsibility for all the problems we are facing, and of course that flies right in the face of the teachings of Jesus ~ that we must become like little children. This conundrum is talked about many times in the Scriptures because it seems to be a divine contradiction. But of course it’s not.
Jesus understands that each of us have incredible responsibilities that we face daily. What He is telling us is that we can learn to trust Him completely to work out a plan for our life that will take all of those problems and set them in the order so God can remove them, pay for them, restructure them, and make them go away ~ so you can live in a perfect land of peace!
But this is where it all comes to a head. It must be done today. I mean today, not something you put off till tomorrow, but that thing you do today. When you first read this you’ll probably think, “Oh, that’s easy.” And it actually is. You’ll discover that as you trust Jesus today that everything will be fine, and all of your problems will start going away. But then you’ll undoubtedly say, “What am I gonna do about tomorrow?” That’s the amazing thing because Jesus said, “Tomorrow’s evil will take care of itself.”
You can only learn all of this truth by the doing. It is never learned by talking about it, reading about it, or anything else. You have to physically do it today. And then do it tomorrow. And then do it the day after. And then do it the day after that. Before you know it, every problem will be taken care of because every single day (remember I said “today”) you are trusting Jesus.
Sent in Love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky