There is a requirement to Enter God’s Kingdom.
Was never good at remembering dates, but some places I will never forget. It was in my garden several years ago when God spoke to me and said, “Unless you become as a little child you will not enter into the kingdom.” (Matthew 18:3; Mark 10:15 & Luke 18:17)
There was an undeniable authority behind this thought brought to my mind. I stopped all of my “Christian efforts” at the age of 64. If I was not in God’s kingdom they were simply self-righteous works. What did I know about being a child? Thank God, He has been teaching me.
Some Years in God’s Kingdom.
I have learned a thing or two about being a child of God. First, God’s kingdom is not about me. It is impossible to witness to Christ’s life when it was my life that I wanted others to see. Second, as a child of God I will always be dependent upon my Father. It didn’t take long to learn that it is impossible to enjoy the peace of God without acknowledging His sovereignty over all things.
“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first-fruits among His creatures.” (James 1: 17-18)
As one of His children I am on my way to becoming as He intended. His children are created through the power of His word according to His will. In the meantime good things are to be experienced and perfect gifts are given by our Father who desires to be known.
Sharing Truth in God’s Kingdom.
God will carry you through tragedy and grief to seasons of joy. Like a child full of questions, ask. Our Fathers wants to teach us His ways and thoughts which are not like our own. (Isaiah 55:9) Seek the treasures of wisdom that are found in His word. Knock on heaven’s door and Jesus will open it for you when you come as a child.
“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-12)