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Childlike Faith

The Lord wants us to trust Him even when there are things we don't understand.


On our own, we can’t choose salvation. God’s Spirit first convicts us of our need for Him by nudging our heart—that is, He lovingly gets our attention and reveals our sin and the need for a Savior.


You might wonder, How, then, can a child understand the gospel? Thankfully, God is a gentle Father who meets us right where we are, no matter our age. In even the youngest of hearts, He can place a desire to obey and follow Him. Then, as little ones learn at home or church, God gives them a longing and sense of need for Jesus. It’s a simple longing, without the deep, more complex understanding of an adult. Little ones might not be able to comprehend all that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. But in Mark 10:14, Jesus says, “Allow the children to come to Me … for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”


In many ways, the unencumbered faith of children is what the Lord desires of older believers as well, but with even more understanding and gratitude. Such simple faith is truly a gift!


Credit to InTouch Ministries

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