Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Childlike Faith

Thanks to Tony this morning for sending me the daily bread from RBC and I decided to just search RBC's website on their views of basic faith and found this sharing below. How true. Because many times people talk about a faith the size of a mustard seed and the bible says God has given to each of us a measure of faith. I really felt burdened when YC said she was confused and unable to detect God's direction in her life. But I know it's a burden I have to commit to God and send her angels to guide her so that she can see and hear from Him. We just need child like faith and then He will reveal to us that nothing is impossible for Him.

Childlike Faith (
Matthew 8:5-10
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. —Luke 18:27

On the way home from a family camping trip, 6-year-old Tanya and her dad were the only ones still awake in the car. As Tanya looked at the full moon through the car window, she asked, “Daddy, do you think I can touch the moon if I stand on my tiptoes?”
“No, I don’t think so,” he smiled.
“Can you reach it?”
“No, I don’t think I can either.”
She was quiet for a moment, then she said confidently, “Daddy, maybe if you hold me up on your shoulders?”

Faith? Yes—the childlike faith that daddies can do anything. True faith, though, has the written promise of God for its foundation. In Hebrews 11:1, we read, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Jesus talked a lot about faith, and throughout the Gospels we read of His response to those who had great faith.

When a paralyzed man’s friends brought him to Jesus, He “saw their faith,” forgave the man of his sins, and healed him (Matt. 9:2-6). When the centurion asked Jesus to “speak a word, and my servant will be healed” (8:8), Jesus “marveled” and said, “I have not found such great faith” (8:10).

When we have faith in God, we will find that all things are possible (Luke 18:27).
— Cindy Hess Kasper

God, give me the faith of a little child
Who trusts so implicitly,
Who simply and gladly believes Thy Word,
And never would question Thee. —Showerman

A childlike faith unlocks the door to the kingdom of heaven.


  1. Hi Liz. Nice writings. How are you? Trust all is well :) Malcolm, your cous

  2. Hi cousin! Always good to hear from you. :) I am well and strong today. Just recovered from sore throat and back pain. Today's a good day and rejoincing in the Lord! How's things down under? :)

  3. things are looking up down under ha ha. ok la i guess. You take care ya :)

  4. hi liz,
    what a co-incidence, the same verse has been my inspiration lately. thank you for sharing!