The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
CHILD LIKE HEART ~
I like that Jesus said, "let me come to me".
Matthew 19:14 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
In growing up, let us remember not to loose our child like hearts. Let us believe big in God and hold tight to scriptures of hope. I love the way children can have faith in God. I remember being a kid and hearing a message about faith, hope and love. I planted the word faith inside my heart. I got hit on the head with a plastic baby bed and it cut my head open. I told my mom to call the Pastor of her church. I reminded her of how God could do a mirror if he prayed. I only went a few times when my mom to church but this message I remembered. The pastor and his wife came to our house. She cleaned the cut and put a bandage on it. They prayed and I believed. Then later than night, my mom wanted to check on it. There was not even a scar there, it just all healed up with no signs of it happening. It was called a miracle. My dad saw this and he didn't believe at all before this happen. It started him thinking about God, but he didn't go to church until many years later.
GOD HAS A PLAN ~
Miracles happen daily in many ways
My child like heart still is alive and well. I do believe big in areas of life and won't give up. I value family and friends who pray along side of me too. I will never forget the day I hear the word, "heart attack". I immediately wanted my family there. I was scared and I felt like a little kid inside. Now I could relate to how my dad and mom felt when they had their heart attacks. I knew immediately that I did not want to die and leave my family. I believe God heard our prayers and gave me a miracle of life with a stent in my heart. Another chance to give thanks for a new day, family and friends.
CHILD LIKE HEART ~
I grow older in life, but I keep my child like heart
I view things different than a lot of people. I learn daily from things I could do different and change my response to things. God knows my heart and I am so grateful for that. I do believe my family knows my heart as well. I want the best for people and happy when they are happy. I am sad when they are sad, but I know that God is able to help in all circumstances of life. Let us believe big in life and keep pressing forward.
Philippians 3:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Following Paul’s Example
15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.