Saturday, February 10, 2024

The CHILDLIKE mind

 


JESUS tells us:

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


There is always a kid, in an adult.

That is, if that wasn't wiped out.

We all have creativity, that's one.

We all tend to laugh, that's another.

We all have fun toys of some sort.

Or if we see a toy, it brings us back to our childhood.

Aroma of our favorite food, also brings back memories.

To the things we once loved.

To the people we loved.

To the people who loved us.


There is nothing forced about childhood.

When we see kids play, or laugh, it tickles us, too.

Unless we've lost all sense of fun, joy, and freedom.

Which once belonged to us when we were kids.

But we also know, and acknowledge another thing.

The fact that kids in other parts of the world have not had such liberty.

They are sold, trained as soldiers, put into labor, or made to marry early.

That's why I write all these blogs SPIRIT inspired me to do.

Because I want to protect the rights of children.

Which adults so easily ignore.

Forgetting they were once kids, too.

We need to be pure in heart again.

How to have a childlike heart, and mind?

Look to these verses:

Exodus 20:12

King James Version

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: 

that thy days may be long upon the land 

which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


Psalm 51:10-12

King James Version

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; 

and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; 

and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; 

and uphold me with thy free spirit.


Psalm 119:9-11

King James Version

9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? 

by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: 

O let me not wander from thy commandments.

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 

that I might not sin against thee.


Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


Matthew 5:5

King James Version

5 Blessed are the meek: 

for they shall inherit the earth.


Matthew 5:8

King James Version

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 

for they shall see God.


Matthew 18:1-5

King James Version

18 At the same time came the disciples 

unto Jesus, saying, 

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, 

and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself 

as this little child, the same is greatest 

in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive 

one such little child in my name 

receiveth me.


John 3:3-8

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time 

into his mother's womb, 

and be born?

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, 

and thou hearest the sound thereof, 

but canst not tell whence it cometh, 

and whither it goeth: 

so is every one that is born of the Spirit.


Romans 13:11-14

King James Version

11 And that, knowing the time, 

that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: 

for now is our salvation 

nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: 

let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, 

and let us put on the armour of light.

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; 

not in rioting and drunkenness, 

not in chambering and wantonness, 

not in strife and envying.

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and make not provision for the flesh, 

to fulfil the lusts thereof.


Titus 2:11-13

King James Version

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation 

hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, 

denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, 

we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, 

in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, 

and the glorious appearing of the great God 

and our Saviour Jesus Christ;


Hebrews 13:18

King James Version

18 Pray for us: 

for we trust we have a good conscience,

 in all things willing to live honestly.


Hebrews 13:20-21

King James Version

20 Now the God of peace, 

that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, 

that great shepherd of the sheep,

 through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work 

to do his will, 

working in you that which is wellpleasing 

in his sight, 

through Jesus Christ; 

to whom be glory for ever and ever. 

Amen.


1 John 1:9

King James Version

9 If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


1 John 4:7-9

King James Version

7 Beloved, let us love one another: 

for love is of God; 

and every one that loveth is born of God, 

and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; 

for God is love.

9 In this was manifested 

the love of God toward us, 

because that God sent 

his only begotten Son into the world, 

that we might live through him.


We must honor, and care, for every child on earth.

We must honor, and care, for every childlike heart in adults.

For herein, is the SOUND mind and the MIND of CHRIST.

JESUS warned those who offend children:

Matthew 18:6-7

King James Version

6 But whoso shall offend 

one of these little ones which believe in me, 

it were better for him that a millstone were hanged 

about his neck, and that he were drowned 

in the depth of the sea.

7 Woe unto the world because of offences! 

for it must needs be that offences come; 

but woe to that man 

by whom the offence cometh!


There is no shame in being childlike.

Look at the blogs SPIRIT and I have created.

That we may encourage everyone to honor children.

And be childlike, according to Scripture, even if we are already adults.

All our blogs look to children's welfare, but these, in particular:

at ease with self

the cat's guide to his galaxy

a note for young people

PRAISE village

my born again goal

GOD's LOVE for children

On GOD's LOVE

The GOD things

born again classics

SCRIPTURE on HEAVEN

REVITALIZING churches

The QUICKENING SPIRIT

Having a CHEERFUL heart

SOUL-saving WORD

Re-educating self

GOD's WORD forever

On LOVING GOD

PRACTICAL born again TIPS

The CHILDLIKE heart

Scripture on HUMAN rights

having a sound mind


A childlike mind is a pure mind.

Know more about it from the next post.


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