Childlike – by Pastor Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“2 Except you … become as little children, you will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven” Matthew 18:2

 What did Jesus mean when He said, “Become as little children?” He meant a child is teachable! David cried, “Give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies” (Psalm 119:125). If you’re teachable, you’re reachable. If you’re hungry for God’s Word, you have a future.

A child is dependent! Jesus said in John 15:5, “Without me, you can do nothing.” We speak those words glibly, and then go out and act like it all depends on us. If we succeed, we become drunk on a success we had nothing to do with. If we fail, we fall apart under the weight of an assignment He never gave us to begin with. The truth is, you couldn’t even get out of bed in the morning without Him. Right?

Notice, also, that a child is trusting! It never occurs to them to wonder if their needs will be met. They’ve learned to trust. Sadly, it’s only after we have exhausted our own efforts that we turn in desperation to God. Someone has said, “If we used God as a first resort, we wouldn’t have to use Him as a last resort.” Today, you need to become as a little child-teachable, trusting, dependent and obedient. Ask God to help you live that way!