KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:25 “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”
Babies are a kind of people that most of us would not want to become again. The Lord says in our key scripture that God hides the mysteries of the kingdom from the prudent but reveals them to little children or babies. The kingdom of God according to the Lord Jesus is for those who would be like babies. (Matt 19:14)A baby in the hand of his or her mother is the most stress free person on the earth. He does not think about what to eat, his health is not a bother to him and when he is on the arms of the mother he does not consider whether the mother would be able to carry him or not. The baby will sleep taking no thought about anything. They always enjoy the best of care and provision given to it.
God wants all his children to be like babies in His hands. The thoughts and ways of God are far and beyond man’s ways (Isaiah 55:9-10). The Bible reveals God takes the things that are weak and the things that are not to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27). The prudent or the wise of this world cannot relate with and enjoy God.
In this New Year just decide to be a baby in the arms of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to provide your daily needs as you trust and depend on him. Do you have any peculiar challenges? Don’t allow it to be like a mountain before you. Babies believe their parents are too capable to handle any situation.( Well in actual fact babies do not reason as I’m trying to say, yet symbolically their actions reveals that they fully trust the strength, wisdom of their parents to see them through).
Dear brother or sister, decide to live a stress free life, enjoying your moments in the comfort of the father’s mighty hands. There is nothing you cannot have. There is no protection you cannot enjoy and there is no answer to prayer you would not have, if you would become a baby in God’s hands. He has consistently proven to be a very reliable father. Our greatest barrier to enjoy Him is our natural reasoning How can we overcome our natural instincts to reason up God’s ways? Anytime your mind starts analysing God’s ways please speak to your mind to stop and align to God’s way, tell yourself that reasoning would take you away from God’s way. (Note I am only talking about being stress free).
I trust my life into God’s hands as a baby does. I have no worries or fears of any form. I rest fully in Him.
Hebrews 4:2 ” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Mark 2:8. “And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?”