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Daily Devotional - January 29th

Jan 29, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Exodus 8:1-9:35; Matthew 19:13-30; Psalm 24:1-10; Proverbs 6:1-5
 
Matthew 19:13-15
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray,
but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said,
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
 
The faith of a child is a joy to My heart. Religious and intellectual mindsets fight against childlikeness, dismissing it as insignificant, unsophisticated, and frivolous, but I use the foolish things in this world to confound the wise.
 
Since the beginning, the enemy has tried stopping children from coming to Me because he knows the power of their faith. Likewise, he endeavors to stop and quench the childlikeness in My adult children.
 
Do not forbid My precious little children from coming to Me for such is the Kingdom of heaven! Make room for the children allowing them to engage in your personal life and in the life of My church. You desperately need their zeal and excitement for it ignites the child within you!
 
I never intended for My family to segregate! There is nothing more beautiful than to receive worship from a full harmonized, love endowed, symphony. Every tribe, nation, tongue, color, and age coming together with one purpose...to worship Me in Spirit and truth.
 
I am a Holy Father, but I enjoy all of My children. You bring Me great pleasure and joy. There is plenty of room on My lap for each of you. In fact, there is a special place reserved in My heart just for you.
 
I cannot be compared to any earthly relationship so don't even try; My love does not fit into earthly comparison. I am a feeling God. My Word in Hebrew 4:15 says, For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Remember when I wept over Jerusalem.
 

You are My children and I created you with the ability to feel. When you worship Me, can You feel My presence embrace you? As My sun sets in the western sky, can you feel My glory kiss your cheek? Can you feel My joy spring up in your heart when a puppy plays or a baby giggles? Can you feel hope arise in your heart when I speak to you in your sleep?
 
There have been so many questions stemming from so many struggles in your life. It is time for you to surrender those worries and fling yourself into My arms; learn to play again in My presence.
 
If you are not having fun in church,
it is time to find another playground where children are welcome!
 
Lord Jesus, I do not know exactly when it happened, but I have lost some of my childlikeness. It seems life slowly crept in stealing my ability to enjoy Your presence as I did in the past. Forgive me for believing the lies that maturing in Christ means giving up my childlike faith. Lord, You have made it very clear several times in Your Word that I must come like a child, or I cannot inherit the Kingdom. There is fullness of joy in Your presence. I want to clap my hands and laugh in Your presence; I want to dance and shout in Your presence. I want to never outgrow being Your child!