Saturday, May 14, 2011

Become As Little Children

Matthew 18:2 & 3 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

The last place I worked, an elementary school, has a mentoring program. This program allows community and business members to come into the school to work with students. These mentors may spend their time with a student or “mentee” doing class work, talking, playing games, doing crafts or whatever the teacher and mentor feels will enhance the relationship. Once a week I go to this school and spend 30 minutes with my mentee, a young girl. I’m amazed at the things I have learned from doing this. I think the biggest is that I am not so different from this little girl. I can be selfish, spoiled, irresponsible, bossy, impatient, and so many other negative things. Yet she and all other children are so special because they are still moldable, vulnerable, easily influenced, teachable, and accessible. That is why Jesus asks us to become like little children.

If I don’t exhibit those qualities of teachability, moldability, etc, how can I learn what God has to teach me? I must become as a little child.
There are so many things I feel I know a lot about. If you ask me, I’ll tell you. I mean, I taught computers for 10 years and repaired them during that time also. I think I’m pretty knowledgeable. I’ve raised 3 children; I’ve been married for 25 years. I even grew up in church, so I think I have a good amount of knowledge in those areas. You know what though, God ALWAYS has something new to teach me. The only way I’m going to learn though is to be like a child. Become teachable, moldable, and accessible and listen to what God has to say.

Am I ready to become like a child to hear what God has to say to me?

Living in Grace,

Don't forget! This is tomorrow in Claremore, OK. Just NorthEast of Tulsa. I know you will receive a blessing!

1 comment:

  1. Angie, I really love the way you described little children as being moldable. What great food for thought.
    Thanks! Marti