Don’t let age get on the way of creativity and doing God’s will. God has used people of all ages to accomplish his will and plan. He has used the likes of children (feeding the 5,000 and Daniel and his friends) to people well into their twilights years (Moses). However, what does tend to happen is that the older we get, the less likely we are to dream and entertain different possibilities. Sometimes thinking out of the box at 50 years old is a miracle in itself! It is important to remember that Jesus was often surrounded by children, allowing them to not only be in his presence but to sit on his lap. As I consider this, I have to believe that He talked over many inquisitive minds and creative thoughts as they sat together. Jesus in fact said that anyone who was to come after him (follow him in discipleship) would actually have to come as a child. Could this possibly mean that Jesus was saying have the mind of a child, replete with dreams and aspirations and faith? Don’t be afraid to see what is there and what it could possibly become! Everything changes and God wants to touch our minds and imaginations and dreams with newness and excitement whether you are young or older. Allow God to whack you over the head with the mind of a child and see what He can do with your little bit of faith!
How has you mind become “old” in your thinking?
What can you do to grow “young” again?
What were some of your favorite things when you were a kid? How can you use those things to re-spark your imagination?
How has your faith waned in your years?
What does child-like faith look like to you?
Pay attention to your kids or someone else’s close to you…learn from them about God!
14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”Matthew 19: 14 (Mark 10:14, Luke 18:16)