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New Life Daily Devotion - Nov. 11, 2010

  • 2010 Nov 11
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A Child's Heart 

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 
Matthew 19:14 

Do you desire to have a growing relationship with God?  Then you must approach Him like a child.  Children have an unencumbered view of God.  Even the most Biblically astute scholar can learn from a little one. 

Consider spending some time with a child, and ask him or her to explain the meaning of a particular verse or story to you.  You'll be amazed at a child's insight and perception…and you'll sometimes get a great laugh.

I love the story of a mother who was teaching her three-year-old daughter the Lord's Prayer.  For several evenings at bedtime the little girl repeated it after her mother.  Then one night the little girl informed her mother that she was ready to go solo.  She listened with pride as her daughter carefully enunciated each word right up to the end.  "And lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some e-mail.  Amen." 

"Concentration is the key that opens up to the child the latent treasures within him." 
- E.M. Standing (1887-1967) 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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