“and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:3-4 NKJV
No better illustration exists of the humility God desires to cultivate in our lives than the simple dependence of a little child. As we age we become steeped in the lie that it's all up to us. Our good father is calling us again to the tender trust of our earliest years.
Like a toddler without parental support, we are incapable of sustaining our own lives. Yet we are largely ignorant of this. We have come to confuse financial security with successful living. In essence we find ourselves wresting our hand from our father's grasp and declaring our independence.
We must learn that it is freedom and love our hearts crave, not independence. Our Father grants us ample freedom and infinite love, but complete independence from the source of all life and goodness can only end in ruin. The joy of a child is found in the freedom that their implicit trust in their parent enables. It's time we stopped striving to do life on our own and begin trusting ourselves to the care of our all-powerful, all-wise, and all-loving Heavenly Father.
Still Seeking His Face,