It just happens along the way. When it comes to faith, adults learn how to doubt. We're skeptical. We're jaded. We're not sure God hears our prayers. He might have more important things to do than answer us. We complicate faith.
But what about kids and faith? Children are amazing! Without difficulty, they believe God is sovereign. They believe that God is all-powerful, all knowing, and that He's everywhere. They believe God hears their prayers and will answer them. They have no doubts. In the adult world, life is complex and we strive to become mature in our thinking, our attitudes, our relationships and our behaviors. But in the arena of faith, Jesus points to children as the model for mature faith. Children believe. Children trust. Today, if you find yourself struggling with doubts, skepticism, and cynicism about God's place in your life, it's time for a change. It's time to recapture the childlike wonder of faith and trust.
Questions for further thought:
1. What do you feel are the biggest obstacles that prevent you from responding to God in childlike faith?
2. What changes in attitudes or actions must you take to remove these obstacles?
Challenge: Think of something going on in your life that needs prayer and start a prayer marathon. Pray every day for that one thing. Have that childlike faith that God can and will do the impossible.
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