Another great devotion from Mike MacIntosh…

Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:13-14

The great thing about being a Christian is that even if you were the meanest, raunchiest person, when the Holy Spirit gets a hold of you, He makes you a whole new person with a brand new disposition; like a child. You see, He makes you gentle and tender towards the things of the Lord — things that cause you to build up those around you, not tear them down. He gives you the kind of faith and patience that is so far beyond your understanding, but that you can feel every day. Instead of tromping on people and chewing people up, or spitting people out and hurting them, you are looking for every opportunity to bless another person. That’s the kind of faith and trust that a child has.

God’s plan for you wasn’t to be an alcoholic, a drug addict, or a lustful person. His design was that you would be like Him. God’s love is so powerful and full of healing. Religion wants to nail you down and say, “Okay now, you’re going to live with the guilt of this forever.” But the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for you allows you to simply live by faith as a child. Yes, we will make mistakes, just like a child does. But like a child, we come to our heavenly Father, confess to Him that we sinned, and repent; then He forgives us. We don’t have to carry the guilt around. We can live happy, full of joy and enthusiasm –just like a child!

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  1. Mel

    Wow… never looked at it quite that way before.

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