Tuesday, June 21, 2016

So Simple

Matthew‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭- But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

I came across this stashed away in my IPad notes. Short and oh so sweet. 

A friend and I were at lunch the other day (in April). This is the same friend I mentioned the other day. We talked, as usual, about the things of God. It's always uplifting conversation.

She told me how she was with her two granddaughters when they were like four and six. Today both are adults, one married. The oldest girl decided to bring out a children's Bible from which to read.

Before they started the older girl asked, I have Jesus in my heart, don't I Grammy? To which the response was, Yes, you do!!! (I'm guessing there is something special about Grammies and their grandchildren. I think back on my Grammies and one of my Grampas. My friend was present when her granddaughters both received Christ.) 

The younger granddaughter then asked, Do I have Jesus in my heart? Grammy's response was, I don't know if you do. The little girl pondered it but still wasn't sure. 
Grammy: If you're not sure, ask Jesus.
Girl: Will you pray for me?
Grammy: No, you need to ask Him yourself. I can't do it for you.

So the four year old prayed and prayed! She asked Jesus to live in her heart. To this day she follows the Lord. This wasn't some contrived prayer someone asked her to pray. It was a prayer from a sincere, childlike heart. 

It's THAT simple. It comes from a pure heart of desire. When 
God hears and knows the heart is sincere of anyone who seeks to have Him become part of their lives, He will not refuse. 

An adult can come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as simply as this four year old girl. Often our idea that we know it all and there's no more room for childish behavior get in the way of knowing our Creator and our Father. Consider Jesus' words. Consider knowing truth. It's not something one regrets. 

Matthew‬ ‭18:2-3 - Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 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.‭‭ 

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