The Gift of Childlike Faith Pt.22019-07-01T12:00:47-08:00

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The Gift of Childlike Faith Pt.2

Mark 10:14-16

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never experience it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. (Video)

2019 The Year of ….

Today I want to continue to look at this statement of Jesus

For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. Unless you see God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never experience it.“

  • We make this relation with Lord so complicated
  • Stressed out
  • Rules regulations
  • We make it hard sometimes

From Our Kids

  • I know how much I love something by how hard it would be to lose it.
  • “What If I don’t want to grow up”
  • A Christian should only have one spouse.  It’s called monotony.
  • Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark
  • Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
  • Joshua led the Israelites in the battle of Geritol
  • The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple
  • It says “the Lord thy God is One.”  But I think He is a lot older than that.
  • The epistles were the wives of the apostles
  • Jesus had twelve opossums.  The worst one was Judas Asparagus.  Judas was so evil that they named a yucky vegetable after him
  • When you get scared, God will bring you your blanket.  He said the Comforter would come
  • The Bible says for my mommy and daddy to teach me -Wow they must talk to God

 

We looked at What was Jesus meaning when He said

“to see the Kingdom in the simplicity of a child?” and

What does it mean that unless

we approach the kingdom of God

as a child will never EXPERIENCE IT

(the presence, the provision, power of God)

How does a child look at things?

How does a child look at their relationship with the Lord?

IT ALL BEGINS WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH

As I said
So many have the wrong
understanding of God

  • Old man
  • Unconcerned
  • Too busy- except for super spiritual people
  • Waiting to discipline people
  • Hard and demanding

The definition of childlike

  • Simple
  • Innocent.
  • Uncomplicated
  • Unaffected
  • Trusting

We asked about the Gift of Childlike Faith

Is it possible to approach life with childlike faith?

With all the complications of life

how do we get there or get back there?

We saw the answer is

KISS

Keep It Simple Saint

Kiss

To see God the way a child does

  • Simple
  • Innocent.
  • Uncomplicated
  • Unaffected by challenges
  • Trusting

The Word says

Ps 46:10 “Be still , and know that I am God;

Phil 1: 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ

Heb 13:5-6 God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.“ So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. helper; I will not be afraid.

John 10:10 I have come that they may have life , and have it to the full

Matt 11:28-30“ Come to me , all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Isa 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you;

 

We looked at

How to live in childlike faith (Faithing like a child )

The simple childlike version

(Good News To share with others)

We saw Seeing God… “the childlike version” remember

  • God is not angry with us

One of the greatest challenges I face with people

Lam 3:25: The Lord is not angry but loving to those whose hope is in Him

1 John 4:15-16 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love .

  • Our sins are completely forgiven

Past and future

He doesn’t condemn us when we fail

It’s not about what you’ve done but what He’s done

Rom 8:1-2

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

Col 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  • It’s not about “Religion” but “Relationship”

We don’t have to “do” or “not do” to receive His love

Eph 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by your efforts , so that no one can boast.

  • He can’t love us more than He does

Ps 108:4 For great is your love , higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Jer 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love

John 3:16-18 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,

  • His Grace is freely given to us

In conclusion

God’s GRACE is His Unmerited Favor

It means

The awareness of He’s with us

Understanding that we have access to God

The forgiveness of sin and freedom from condemnation

No longer being bound to WORKS for His favor (earning approval)

No longer neutralized by our failures

Today let me give you some additional insights

  • He wants to speak/guide us ( Gift of Childlike Faith)

More than we want to hear

Every area of your life

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom , he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him

Jer 33:3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

  • He wants us to live in His “Lordship

Not- “My will be done ..but thy will be done”

Prov 3:6 in all your ways acknowledge the Lord, and he will make your paths straight.

Ps 56:4 I will trust in you In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.

Ps 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you ,

for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you

Ps 143:8 for I have put my trust in you . Show me the way I should go,

  • He wants us to TRUST Him in our challenges

Man says “Show me and I’ll trust you.”

God says “Trust me and I’ll show you”.

Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

Ps 143:8 for I have put my trust in you . Show me the way I should go,

  • He wants to have an Intimate “Relationship” with us

Intimacy-

“Into me see” (men)

We don’t have to “do” or “not do” to receive His love

Eph 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by your efforts , so that no one can boast.

  • He wants us to experience Victory /Breakthrough in our life

In every area- personal, family, health, future

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Jer 29:11-14 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the Lord,

Child Like Faith

  • God is not angry with us
  • Our sins are completely forgiven
  • It’s not about “Religion” but “Relationship”
  • He can’t love us more than He does
  • His Grace is freely given to us
  • He wants to speak/guide us
  • He wants us to live in His Lordship
  • He wants us to TRUST Him in our challenges
  • He wants to have an intimate “Relationship” with us
  • He wants us to experience Victory /Breakthrough in our life

In conclusion…

God loves you and wants you to enjoy your relationship with Him

  •  His
  • Love
  • Acceptance
  •  Provision

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