Saturday, March 17, 2012

Have you become 'old' in your thinking? Matthew 18:1-6

Good morning everyone,
In Matthew 18:1-6, Jesus tells the disciples that we all need to be like children or we will not enter the kingdom.  (1) At the time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"  (2) And calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them (3) and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  (4) Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  (5) Whoever receives one such child in my name receives Me, (6) but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."  Has your way of thinking become old and stale?  Ladies and gentlemen, children need direction that is toward Him or they will fall into the same pits along the road that you've traveled.  Unless you humble yourself daily, you may think you have it all figured out, but God needs to remind each of us that our thinking has to be His way or we will end up in a 'lost' way!  See, no matter how much wisdom you think you have, you will never know enough to find His way unless you get rid of those nasty 'old' habits that you've picked up along the way.  Make your way 'His way.'  The above verses tell us that children are teachable and they are humble.  Are you teachable or have you got it all figured out?  Do you humbly ask the Father to change you on the inside daily?
Children mirror what we do and Jesus is asking all of us to live like Him so that they will follow suit!  Remember also that God is able to change us no matter what condition we've become.  All you need to do is reach out to Him and ask Him to change you one thought at a time!
Your brother in Christ,

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