I stood outside on Sunday evening and watched my youngest daughter blow bubbles. She was so amazed by the fact that she could blow a lot of bubbles. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but think about the joys of being a child; the ease of existence. I thought about the fact that she doesn’t really worry about anything because she knows “mommy will do it”, as she likes to say.
These thoughts were followed by a memory of something I jotted down in a notebook...approaching God in a childlike manner and showing reverence. God revealed to me the carefree life of a child and it’s rewards in the spiritual realm. He showed me how us humbling ourselves to the level of a child when coming to him truly moves his heart. Children are dependent and their worries are little to none. God wants to know that we trust him to take care of us completely. Are we not children of the most high?
The word says this about a childlike approach, “And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3-4 NIV)
As adults we often times kill our own joy by worry and self sufficiency as if we don’t have a Heavenly Father. Clear as day I heard God say, “If only we would come to him as children he will replace our worries and pain with as much joy as a child receives from just simply blowing bubbles.” The feeling of dependency on God is so freeing! He wants us to have our moments of freedom and happiness; knowing that he has everything under control.