Jesus says, "For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children" (Matthew 19:14). However, approaching Jesus "childlike" can feel unnatural in a world driven by growth and performance—especially as ministry leaders managing unrelenting to-do lists, facility upkeep, crisis counseling, and everything in-between. We begin to feel more like God's employee rather than his son or daughter. Continue reading below, learning from the example of two boys wandering the mountains, how to approach God like a child—his child—and why this childlike faith stimulates the effectiveness of our prayers and ministry.
At 4/14, we know personal and corporate ministry demands much of the individual — frequently, our purpose and calling become overwhelming. So come to Jesus like a child: expectant, dependent, and accepted. Near him, we experience something often neglected: intimacy with our creator... CONTINUE READING