Humility And Functional Faith

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 18:2-4

Children have functional faith.

Faith that works because it is just part of their being. They live it and breathe it. That's why they can just fall asleep anywhere and trust that adults have all the answers for their ever curious minds. 

As adults, we can have "faith problems." We treat faith like something to pull out on occasion. Like an evening gown that is just for special events or the fine china sitting in your cupboard.

But, to become like children, trusting daily in our Heavenly Father, we need to live in a state of faith. Using it for everyday living. 

Noticing the blessings we receive and the faithfulness with which God has guided our lives through all its past stages. Falling on our knees before Him and admitting that we need help. Being humble and teachable. Trusting and ready to give and receive. 

Our Heavenly Father is more worthy of trust and praise than any earthly parent could ever hope to be no matter how great their intentions. 

We can rely on Him. If we come before Him humbly, ready to learn, we can be converted, changed, and faith-filled. 

To Ponder:

How can I trust my Heavenly Father more and exercise my faith daily? 


Heavenly Father, 

I want to exercise the humility and teachability of a child in the presence of You my All-Knowing God ever day. I want a functional faith. One that I live in every single day, not a faith I save up for special occasions. 

I come humbly before you today admitting that I need Your help, Your wisdom, and Your guidance. Teach me, Father. In Jesus Name, Amen. 

Lori HilComment