Do you have Childlike Faith?


                              In His Word 7-31-22

The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David.” But the leaders were indignant. They asked Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?”

 ”Yes,” Jesus replied. “Haven’t you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, ‘You have taught children and infants to give you praise.”  

Today I am a posting portion from a Children’s Devotional I am working on.  Partly because I am working on it, but also because it reminds me that we need to be open to God and see the Word as a child would at times. To trust God as a child would and accept the things that come as a child does. When I was small and we moved from California to British Columbia, Canada, I accepted that I was leaving my friends in the neighborhood forever. I accepted that my favorite tree would not have me hanging from it or climbing it. I would no longer get to spend my days as I always did. I was only 8 years old, but these things are a given. It was a new adventure to me! A new beginning for our family. I was excited!

The many times we moved after that I would always just accept that it was going to be that way because I could not change it. We moved and I looked for the good in it. Through it all I think God directed me to see the good.

Now when we read the Word today I want us to think of the fact that God spoke things into being. He accepted that it was good and went on to the next thing. In this devotional you will see some fun kid stuff to do. Be a kid today and give it a try! Think about what it was like to start things out brand new for God and look around you to see what you can do to make things new in your life!

If it seems too juvenile to actually color with crayons ask a kid you know to do it for you and then take the time to talk to them about their pictures.

I know this is different than other devotional blogs I have posted before but I think God has a plan in it! Trust Him today!

Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  So, anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf[a] is welcoming me. Matthew 18:3-5



  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light.” And God saw that the light was good.  Genesis 1:1-3


Think on it: When you read your Bible each day you will find that it will feel like you have turned on a light to the creation of the world. Sometimes you will find peace in the darkness at night after a bad dream just by reading these words and knowing that God created the light, and we can turn on a light and see we are safe.


Prayer: Thank you God for creating the light so that I can be safe and know you are with me even in the dark scary night. Help me remember that You are with me and not be afraid of the dark or things I do not know about. In Jesus name, amen.


Activate: Using crayons and a piece of plain paper; color all the colors except black on the paper until you cover it. Then take the black crayon and cover all of the colors being sure to press hard so that you can cover the colors. Next take a stick or broken pencil and scrape off the black to reveal the colors in a circle like you had just created the earth. Draw stars around it and a moon. Make it as detailed as you want or just simple.  Think about how God created all things while you do this.

Bring out the light from the darkness!


Extra Fun Stuff: Each day this week draw a picture of what God created in the first six days and then on the last day take a break. Staple, or string tie, your pictures together like a book to remember everything that God did when he made the world

Have fun! .~in His Love