A little child is totally dependent. As the child becomes more aware of his
surroundings, his dependency become rooted in total trust-the kind of trust
God expects of us.
Young children are persistent. Persistence is an important quality to develop,
especially in spiritual matters. We must be persistent in prayer if we hope to
establish a truly effective line of communication with our heavenly Father.
Children have a sense of wonder about all of life. The object of intense
youthful interest may be just a speck on the wall, a bird perched on top of a
flagpole or a first crocuses of spring. It is because of this awareness that we
discover the joy and fascination of God's blessings around us.
Children are free to show affection. Tender touches and free expressions of
love are an integral part of childhood-a part that God would like
adults to have also as new persons of the Spirit.
Small children are unconcerned about conformity. In their early years,
children are guided by an inner sense rather than by the standards of the
surrounding world. Wouldn't it be marvelous to have the same inner direction
about the things of God? What an impact we might have in sharing the Gospel if
we could ignore outward impressions or social repercussions.
things seem possible for a small child. It is often the same with us and God.
Suppose we approach a verse like Matthew 21.22: "And whatever you ask in
prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." The sky would probable we
the limit. Isn't it?
Children need to spend time with their parents. To have significant influence
over the development of our children we have to put in a sufficient quantity
of quality time with them. God also wants us to spend undivided time with Him
in prayer. He wants us to get to know Him, rather than to just know about Him.
we meditate on Jesus' teachings in light of our relationship with our
children, God will lead us a little further along the path to understanding
Him. He is the perfect Parent. It is an exciting and rewarding prospect to
accept Him as such and to be truly born anew into his family.