From Children to Parents: Like a child!

Viviane Freitas

  • 5
  • Feb
  • 2015

From Children to Parents : Like a child!

  • 5
  • Feb
  • 2015

We have learned so much lately about how to please God, how to be closer to Him and how to get a new “identity” that will identify us as God’s children.

We have learned so much lately about how to please God, how to be closer to Him and how to get a new “identity” that will identify us as God’s children. During these 21 days of abstaining from all secular information we can be closer, more sensitive and flexible to His voice. We have the opportunity to overcome our mistakes, failures and limitations, which are crucial to our development and inner maturity. If you have followed Ms. Viviane’s posts here every day you have learned, like me, valuable lessons to keep us connected to God continually.

But are we willing to make the most of these days?

Like you, I also ask myself every day how I can be better, approved, and transformed in the eyes of God. However if I believe “I know it all” because “I have many years in the work of God” and “have heard it all…” I am putting up a wall that not even God can take down because I have revealed that I am not willing to learn.

After meditating on this, and realizing I need wisdom to see within myself and to help those who need direction, God spoke to me through Solomon’s example.
Perhaps you as a father, uncle, brother, teacher, or even a son or daughter also realize this need for wisdom.

So, see:

“Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” “(IKings 3: 7-9)

Even in the position of king, Solomon, realized how great his task was, what a big responsibility he had, and so he took the position of a child placing himself as an apprentice and a listener in need. He did not do this based on emotion as if he was the victim, which unfortunately we so often do, He was placing his total DEPENDENCE on God! This is what allows God to hear us and grant us His approval!

Whether we are drawn near to God or not depends on our intention and how we place ourselves before Him whether it is to transform our inner being or to ask for something.

So, how have I have placed myself before Him?

As a parent honestly, how do you react when your child tries to impose authority on to you? Outraged, right? And what do you think when he does not listen, when he is not sensitive and flexible to your voice, or does not practice what you teach? Disrespected, right? That is how God feels, as a Father, if we do not honor Him with our submission through obedience to His Word. So it makes perfect sense when the Bible notes that the Kingdom of God belongs to the little ones (Mt.19: 14) not just physically but those who have a pure and humble heart willing to listen, learn and practice!

During this fasting let us be like “children”, simple in malicious, free of bad habits and customs, and temperament in order to embrace God and be filled completely by His Spirit.

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  1. Amen Mrs., Thank you. I was blessed reading this post. Especially this question:

    “But are we willing to make the most of these days?”

    I have not been making the most of these 21 days. My efforts were very little, to say the least. If I had been making any. I have to check myself again and not allow the barriers you mentioned here impede me from getting the most of these 21 days.

    Thank you.

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