“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” (KJV)
My little niece Sarah is such a sweetheart. At three years old she wants everyone to know just how self-sufficient she is. Recently she was helping her grandma carry some things to the car when she said “Grandma, this sure is heavy.” A few seconds later she added under her breath, “Jesus help me.” We smile when we think of how innocent little children are but Jesus said in the book of Matthew that “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3 KJV) Jesus was responding to His disciples question “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” “He 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.” (Matthew 18:2-5 NIV)
Jesus wanted His disciples to know that when you have the spirit of a child, you are humble and meek. The Amplified Bible gives the definition of a child as being one who is trusting, lowly, loving, and forgiving. This kind of spirit makes us more willing to respond to God when He calls. The disciples were more interested in finding out who among them were the most important. We are much like this today. We tend to spend more time worrying about our worth among men instead of putting all of our trust and faith in the Lord. If we would completely surrender our hearts by having the faith of a small child we will be able to say, “The Lord will hear when I call unto him.” Psalms 4:3
Please pray with me:
It is so sweet to see You through the eyes of a small child. It’s only then that we realize that we could have the same faith if we would learn to trust You more. Give us the spirit to lift our eyes up and see that You are truly where our help comes from.
In Your holy name I pray,