This morning, I pondered my relationship with God in light of having visited some of my nieces and nephews over the weekend. I watched the interaction of the parents and the kids, and I chimed in here and there along the way. I saw the fight for control; for the right to do things the way they wanted to. Most of you know the drill!
When Jesus said we must be like children, he was talking about the innocence and trust they put in their parents. He was not talking about them having to learn self-disciple and social niceties.
I think the imagery of what I saw during this visit was eye opening in regards to the faith walk. God is our father. He wants us to trust him. He wants us to submit to his will. He wants us to follow the law. What do we do? We struggle for control. We struggle to get our way. We use all of the same antics young children use.
Spend some time with the Holy Spirit today. Reflect on your relationship with the Father. He wants you to submit to his will. He wants you to trust him with your whole heart. Where are you fighting him for control and dominion in your own life? Pray to the Holy Spirit to guide you through the life-long process of trusting him with your life; of surrendering to him.