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“Baby” Steps and Acts of Love

(As in steps like those of a baby-if that makes any sense ๐Ÿ˜€) Anyway…. 

Jesus said that unless we receive the kingdom like a little child, we cannot enter it. He said this while carrying a little child on his knees in front of all his disciples which included a cross section of adults on the outskirts. 

I love children. On Easter Sunday as on some Sundays, I spent my time with children. Crying, happy, carefree, rough, playful, attention seeking children. And I loved every moment of it. I enjoyed every bit of the generous love they welcomed me with. They were so easy to please, so simple, so willing to receive what ever it was we offered. 

They didn’t like everything: some liked stickers but others did not; some crafts were popular and others weren’t. They were messy, didn’t want to obey the instructions all the time, but they were so open to receive. Open to hear what we had to say, open to play the games, open to sit around with a group of other children they didn’t know and just simply be. 

They didn’t do anything grand or super special. They were just kids that wanted love and attention and we’re ready to pour it on whomever was ready to receive it from their little hands.

God our Heavenly Father wants us to be like them. He knows we are messy, we don’t always want to obey instructions and we are each unique. He wants us to be open to love and to receiving love freely from Him. He doesn’t need us to do something super special. He wants us to take baby steps- to emulate the babies in our individual walks: Simple, flawed and receiving our Father’s perfect love.

SIMPLE, FLAWED, and RECEPTIVE to our Father’s love. ๐Ÿ˜Š

8 thoughts on ““Baby” Steps and Acts of Love

  1. Be encouraged! Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts. I understand it is correct to think that new life in Christ is only experienced through an extended process that unfolds gradually as continual growth and permanent change. For those taking up the duties of preparing a harvest and offering from the earth for Christ at his coming, the tasks and understandings as gospel worker are different from that for the caretakers of minor children, who are often expected to provide affection, maintain order, and supervise social interaction. Those whom Jesus called “little children” were adults in age, yet, had grown-up needs while infants and underdeveloped regarding the truths of divine love and salvation. Believers become partners with GOD to accomplish what are operations of the Spirit, and a sacred process of imparting and nourishing spirit content to created beings and living creatures. By my experience in summer camp, recreation specialist, classroom teaching, and psychiatric care settings, I have been convinced that when working with minor children, the active presence and power of GOD are often required, yet, may not be immediately discerned and recognized. For this reason, much of the work goes forward on the basis of faith, sacred knowledge, trust, truth, wisdom, and shared vision.

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    1. Hello Michael. I just realized I didn’t reply your comment.๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks for your insight. You are absolutely right. I also work with kids and know that they often suffer low spiritual expectations and may not always be trained in Christ and spiritual things to their full potential. We constantly need the help of the Holy Spirit to serve them. I’d love to know more about the work you do with minors however. I think I’ll have something to learn.๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks again for stopping by.

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  2. Be encouraged! Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts. I understand it is correct to think that new life in Christ is only experienced through an extended process that unfolds gradually as continual growth and permanent change. For those taking up the duties of preparing a harvest and offering from the earth for Christ at his coming, the tasks and understandings as gospel worker are different from that for the caretakers of minor children, who are often expected to provide affection, maintain order, and supervise social interaction. Those whom Jesus called โ€œlittle childrenโ€ were adults in age, yet, had grown-up needs while infants and underdeveloped regarding the truths of divine love and salvation. Believers are to become partners with GOD to accomplish what are operations of the Spirit, and the sacred process of imparting and nourishing spirit content to created beings and living creatures. By my experience in summer camp, recreation specialist, classroom teaching, and psychiatric care settings, I have been convinced that when working with minor children, the active presence and power of GOD are always required, yet, may not be immediately discerned and recognized. For this reason, much of the work goes forward on the basis of faith, sacred knowledge, trust, truth, wisdom, and shared vision.

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  3. Be encouraged! Thank you for sharing your feelings and thoughts. I understand it is correct to think that new life in Christ is only experienced through an extended process that unfolds gradually as continual growth and permanent change. For those taking up the duties of preparing a harvest and offering from the earth for Christ at his coming, the tasks and understandings as gospel worker are different from that for the caretakers of minor children, who are often expected to provide affection, maintain order, and supervise social interaction. Those whom Jesus called โ€œlittle childrenโ€ were adults in age, yet, had grown-up needs while infants and underdeveloped regarding the truths of divine love and salvation. Believers are to become partners with GOD to accomplish what are operations of the Spirit, and the sacred process of imparting and nourishing spirit content to created beings and living creatures. By my experience in summer camp, recreation specialist, classroom teaching, home, and psychiatric care settings, I have been convinced that when working with minor children, the active presence and power of GOD are always required, yet, may not be immediately discerned and recognized. For this reason, much of the work goes forward on the basis of faith, sacred knowledge, trust, truth, wisdom, and shared vision.

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