Deeper Day 147: Lost and Found

As we walk through life and are every day growing older and increasing the distance between our now and our childhood, I have noticed that far too many of us lose our childlike wonder and faith in God.

The Bible says in Matthew 18:3-4                                                                                                       And He said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Recently, God has been reminding me to continue to walk through my life with wide-eyed wonder. He has drawn me back to the childlike faith that I had in the beginning of my walk. This is something that I have to deliberately decide to maintain. I have to intentionally keep myself in a childlike posture of faith. I’m sure it won’t be any surprise to you when I say that the only way to continue to focus your spirit in this innocence and trust, is to have moments of pause. Being still is crucial. It is key to so many facets of our lives, but to find true focus and to work deliberately on our walk, pause is imperative.

When I stopped, I realized that I had lost a measure of that childlike awe, but the wonderful thing was, because I have remained sensitive to listening to His voice, I was quickly able to reset and restore. What was lost for a moment, was found in a moment.

That’s my encouragement for you today, if you have discovered that you have lost any part of your walk or relationship with Jesus, it’s so easy to stop and find it again. This is that moment. Take this pause and step back into your rightful place. Place God back on the throne and remember that even though you grow older, you don’t ever want to lose this childlikeness. Never lose your wonder.

Prayer Moment: God, help me to never stray from the innocence and wonder of childlike faith. Help me to stay near to Your heart and keep me tender enough to always immediately recognize when I need to come back. God, even when I’m 90 years old, help me to continue to walk out childlikeness before You. Keep me near. Help me to always follow Your heart. I adore You. In Jesus name, Amen.

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, He saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:5-7