Blessings of a Child


When you ask God to help you, remember to go to Him helpless like a child and let him work through you, not with you.

And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:16 NIV)

The great thing about coming to Jesus like a little child is that He can most easily bless you from that position.

Have you ever tried to help someone who didn’t want to be helped? I remember a young man recently who was struggling with the overuse of alcohol and other sins against the body. I tried to talk with him, and at first he seemed to want help, stating that he knew he needed to do better, but shortly after our time together, he was right back into the same destructive behavior. I finally got him to admit that he really wasn’t ready to give up this lifestyle. He didn’t want my help anymore.

Did you know that if you try to do it alone, Jesus can’t help you? God will not be ten percent, or even ninety-nine percent of the equation. God wants to do it alone. Sure, He will use the skills and talents He has blessed you with, but He wants to work through you not with you, and there is a big difference. When God was about to take the Israelites through the parted sea, He told Moses “I will fight for you. You need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14) Now obviously Moses and the Israelites were moving through the sea, but God was doing the work.

When you come to Jesus, like a little child, helpless, defenseless, needing someone to carry the load, you are in the most blessable position. God can help you, and will, in a way that gives Him the most glory. Go to Jesus today, like a child, and ask Him to help you today!


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