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The Secret Place
Thu Dec 7, 2017 08:24

“Observe all men; thyself most.”

“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them. 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. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Jesus said “Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child.” How is this possible after living seventy-one years? My mind is so far from the innocence of childhood. I am far from the freshness of learning all things as new, and from being corrected for the first time and learning life lessons in their original meaning. When I try and humble myself as a little child I have found it to be very difficult. I try and go back through years of trial and error, through years of making wrong choices and the consequences of those decisions. Then I find that through the maze and confusion of adolescence to the innocence of childhood to be a huge a leap. This morning as I study this scripture verse I am discovering the answer to be in the words of Jesus himself. Jesus said, “Except you be converted and become.” There is the answer. It is through conversion and becoming, not going back to something old, but becoming something new. The journey in my mind of going back to the innocence of my childhood is too far, and it winds through memories that are better confessed to others and God, and left alone. I desire my path to be forward and upward, not backward and downward. So how do I become as a little child? One method that I am able to use is quietness and stillness. This is not easy, my mind seems to rush forward, backward, and round and round when I try stillness. This morning I sing a song to help me enter the door of “becoming as little children.” The praise song is called The Secret. Share these words with me………

In the secret, in the quiet place
In the stillness You are there.

In the secret, in the quiet hours I wait,
Cause I want to know you more.

There is my answer, if I want to be as a little child I must go forward not backward to the secret quiet place. The journey forward is not a lonely, solitary trip. The road is paved with pure love with no obstacles. God’s love is the vehicle, the road and the destination. This journey is possible only because God does for me what I could not do for myself. Thanks for letting me share………………….wolf

  • The (nm)wolf, Thu Dec 7 08:23
    • The Secret Place — wolf, Thu Dec 7 08:24
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