Wide-Eyed Wonder

Pastor Ida Mundell

August 7, 2022

Matthew 18:1-4  //  At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:1-4 (TPT)  // At that time the disciples came to him to ask Jesus, “Who is considered to be the greatest in heaven’s kingdom realm?” Jesus called a little one to his side and said to them, “Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable, and learn about heaven’s kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child, you will never be able to enter in. Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this gentle child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm.

  • Be Teachable

Proverbs 18:2  //  A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
 but only in expressing his opinion.

  • Be Dependent

John 15:5  //  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

  • Be Humble

Matthew 11:28-30  //  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

  • Live in awe

Psalm 19:1  //  The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1 (TPT)  //  God’s splendor is a tale that is told, written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story through the marvels of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.

  • Attention is the beginning of devotion.
  • Trade your cynicism for certainty in a good God.
  • The secret to hope and joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.

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