Childlike Faith


Being a grandparent is a blast! In the last few weeks, I’ve played with puppets, run through mazes, slid down slides and experienced the awe and wonder of observing elephants at the zoo all over again. I love the simple joy of a child’s heart.

Interestingly, Jesus said that the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children. Think about the attributes of little children.  They tend to:

  • Live with faith.
  • Love generously.
  • Depend on their mommy and daddy.
  • Be filled with wonder.
  • Laugh freely.
  • Cry when they are hurt.
  • Require grace.
  • Ask for what they want.
  • Persist.
  • Believe, hope, dream.

Jesus’ words had a bit of a shock-value to the religious leaders of the day. The pompous, rule-following Pharisees prided themselves on their own self-righteousness and personal perfection, while children were considered undeserving and lowly. Perhaps that’s exactly why Jesus chose a humble child as His example of what a follower of Christ really looks like.

Reflect for a moment on the simple and pure faith of a child. Isn’t it wonderful to think that it is this kind of faith that brings us into a relationship with God and transforms our lives?


What about you?  In what ways do you reflect a childlike faith as you come to your loving Heavenly Father? Take a look at the list above and consider what qualities you want to develop as you trust in Jesus and walk your journey of faith.

Positive Woman Connection This Week!

Hello my positive Friends.

I look forward to seeing you at the Positive Woman Connection lunch and Bible study.

Please join your friends at either of the following locations:

Prestonwood Country Club, North Dallas, 12 – 1:00  Tuesday, Nov 17

Cottonwoodcreek Baptist Church, 12-1:00, Wednesday, Nov 18

Focus at First Baptist Church, Thursday, Nov 19  12:15 – 12:45

Our lesson this week is entitled “The Surprisingly Delicious Flavor of Humble Pie,” based on Philippians 2:1 -11  Hope to see you soon.

Here’s a Devotional to Ponder this week:

Typically, I don’t look at life with an all or nothing attitude, but there are some “anything” and “everything” verses in the Bible that I can’t ignore. For instance, in the book of Philippians we read: • “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” Well that seems to leave no room for grumbling, bickering or whining in our lives. Why would Paul say such a thing? Perhaps it is because when we complain and argue, we are revealing a lack of faith in a God who cares about our needs and will help us through them. Now I’m not saying we shouldn’t thoughtfully take a stand for what is right as times, but I am saying that whining and grumbling should have no place in a faith-filled, thankful person’s life. • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Hmmmm….. not anxious about anything and pray about everything? The Bible says we will experience an inner peace when we give our cares to God in prayer along with thanksgiving. Now there’s an anything and everything that can change your life! • “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Herein is the key to not complaining, to not being anxious and to being content in every situation; it is Christ who strengthens us. When we are following Him and seeking His help, and desiring His will for our lives; He will strengthen us in every situation. My friend, are you finding your strength in Him? As you face the challenges in your life right now, and as you move into the holiday season, do not complain or be anxious about anything, but instead pray about everything, with thanksgiving. And most importantly find your strength from Christ to live a life filled with contentment no matter what happens.