The Mind of a Child

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“Trust in him at all times.” Psalm 62:8

A childlike faith. What a way to live your life. A child that is blessed to be born into a loving home lives a life of faith. Faith and trust in the family that cares for their welfare, provide for every need and loves unconditionally.

Living in a childlike faith provides for a care-free life. This child never worries about what to wear, what and when to eat or worries about safety and security. Life, if it develops normally, will disrupt this childlike faith with the awareness of the fallibility in the adults that care for them. 

A child moves from total faith and dependence on their parents and other adults in their lives to questioning and doubt. This is not a bad thing, indeed humans are fallible and often prove themselves as untrustworthy of the faith that the child places in them. 

David, King of Israel, had lived a life of faith in God before he made the declaration, “Trust in him at all times.”

David had discovered this about God:

"He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.” (Psa 62:6)

David had lived a life of faith that allowed him to discover that God was his “rock” shade from the sun, defense from his enemies, a place that he could hide in times of trouble and would always be found. This rock of David was present in the lives of the people of God when they were in need as they wondered in the desert. 

The scripture records:

“Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exo 17:6)

This rock also is here for you today. The Apostle Paul makes this clear with these words:

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Co 10:4)

Jesus was the rock in the wilderness, the rock of David and now your rock if you will trust in Him. This trust in the rock comes with living a life of faith, Jesus said, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Mat 18:3)

The word converted is rendered strengthened or to turn around. To enter into God’s kingdom Jesus said, you must first be strengthened by turning around and trusting God as a child in a childlike faith. This kind of faith is a saving faith.

David said his “Rock” was his salvation and because of this salvation David was secure and stable. His words, "I shall not be moved” was his testimony of God’s power not only to save but to keep the ones who trust in Him. 

This kind of confidence does not come to the people who live a life of doubt, fear and without faith. David was stable because he trusted God. His faith made God his rock, defense and salvation.

When you live your life without faith in God you will not be stable. God’s word makes this observation:

“…ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (Jas 1:6-8)

Are you unstable? Are you living a life of faith that is not “childlike”? Find your rock, trust your rock and you will live a life in God’s favor as you make your journey to the Father's House.


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