Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Childlike Faith

Mark 10 v 15:  "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will be no means enter it."

What is childlike faith in God?

  • I believe to have childlike faith is when you trust in God's love for you without question
  • I believe it believes in what God says... simply because God says so.
  • It does not question or doubt
  • It believes unconditionally in the goodness of God, despite circumstance
What does Jesus do if we come to Him with the faith of a child?
Mark 10 v 16:  And he took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.



Jesus always gives far more than He receives!  The cross is proof of that.

My encouragement to you is to trust God with the same faith that a child trusts its parents.  Trust Him despite what your circumstances are.  God will not let you down.

God bless
Tracy

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy
    Childlike faith has always been hard for me. But...it's the only way!
    Blessings Chelle

    p.s. I'll get this linking up thing right yet!!

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  2. Hi Tracy,
    We have to learn to be like a child in so many levels. I guess life is all about learning and God uses the circumstances in our life to teach us. Sometimes I think that when you learn to trust Him for some small thing, then He gives you something bigger to chew your teeth on. Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  3. I think the closer we get to God, the more we learn of His character and experience His faithfulness, the easier it is for us to trust in child-like faith. We trust our parents because we know their heart and that they love us. When we come to know God intimately, the trust deepens and our child-like faith matures.

    Great post.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful Wednesday link up!
    ~Stacy

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  4. "Trust Him despite what your circumstances are." I confess, I'm struggling with this right now. I know that I shouldn't be... I absolutely understand that God has a grand plan... I'm just doubting the good in it. I know my feelings are steering me wrong. I guess I need to resurrect my child-like faith... thanks for this reminder. Happy Winsome Wednesday Tracy :)

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  5. I am still struggling with this, because there came a time when I no longer trusted my parents and when God allowed something to happen that hurt me so much that I feel the need to protect myself from that happening again. My head knows I need to trust, to jump with blind faith like a little girl into daddy's arms but my experience says I'll fall.

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  6. Hi Tracy,

    Happy Wednesday! It's so important to try and maintain our childlike faith and see each new day as a new adventure, rather than having an attitude of “been there, done that,” even though we may have. It is a part of us that we should never lose! :) It helps us to maintain our enthusiasm for the day God has planned fou us.

    Hugs for your Wednesday!
    Denise

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  7. Hi Chelle - So glad you linked up and I agree with you, childlike faith is tough, especially if a loved one has let you down. But we need to trust Him, because only He is trustworthy

    Hi Patsy - thank you for linking up, its so true that God gives us only what we can cope with and then something bigger. Thing is, He knows better than us what we can cope with :)

    Hi Stacy - this is so true, its about getting closer to Him. the closer, the easier to trust. Thank you, precious friend for linking up. Your blog inspires me

    Hi Stefanie - I think when a parent has let you down, especially a father, its so much more difficult to see God as father, my hubby was like that. You kind of just have to take a leap of faith in Christ. I will stand by when you do!

    HI Denise - happy wednesday to you too :) I think what you say here is so true, children wake up excited for the day, so should we. Excellent point.

    Ladies, I am so chuffed that you have joined me on my bloghop and thank you from the bottom of my heart - which, by the way - is getting bigger because of friends like you!
    God bless
    Tracy

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  8. I love this reminder, Tracy. I want this child-like faith as well!

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  9. Great encouragement Tracy. I want to have faith in God as my children have faith in me.

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  10. Hi Eileen - so do I, its not my natural tendency to be childlike in my faith so its a learning curve of note

    Hi Jenifer - yes, I think this is what God is after and its hard because life kind of knocks the trust out of us

    Ladies, thanks for commenting. I appreciate it
    God bless
    Tracy

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  11. I absolutely love this reminder today. Thank you. :)

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  12. Hi Fallon - thank you for commenting and I'm glad you were blessed by it
    God bless
    Tracy

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