Matthew 18 part 1–Paradox

Paradox—God is a God of Paradox.  From a human perspective, we rarely see things like God does.  Yet, when we stop and reason it through, it does become clear God’s ways are usually better.  Take humility for example.  When we look for the greatest among us, we look in mansions, in professional sports arenas, in magnificent theatres and at the top of corporate towers. God says—you will rarely notice the greatest among you.  They will be selfless, unassuming, faithful and trusting.  They will be genuinely glad to see you and always thinking of ways to please and help—that is how little children respond.  They have yet to harden their hearts and become cynical. 

God wants us to rush to the back of the line and help those ahead of us to know Christ.  He wants us to simply and genuinely trust him and want to accompany him on the journey.  He wants our hearts to be pure and our expectations simple. Think of your kids, they simply love you and trust you—no strings attached.  Try it this week, walk with God as if you were a little kid.  Hold his hand, wait expectantly and drop any attitude or agenda.  You will stand amazed at the way God will meet you where you are and simply treasure your time together.

God Bless You

About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf[a] is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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