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Childlike Faith, The Strength Needed to Sustain

In our upcoming devotional series, "Childlike Faith: The Strength Needed to Sustain," we will journey through the profound wisdom found in the simplicity and trust of childlike faith. Each week will delve into different aspects of cultivating and nurturing childlike faith, providing insights and practical applications to strengthen our relationship with God. In studying my own children's tendencies, I was amazed that no matter what happened the day or night before, each new day, they woke up with the expectation that their mom and I would be there to love and provide for them. Despite being told no or fostering a posture of patience, they rose eagerly to see what the new day held. Childlike faith comes with resilience and persistence, surpassing disappointment or discontentment in what you hear, see, or experience.

Week 1: The Essence of Childlike Faith

This week focuses on the foundational aspects of childlike faith, drawing inspiration from Scripture passages that highlight the characteristics of children and their relationship with God. We reflect on trusting in the Father's love, embracing humility, living in wonder and curiosity, seeking dependence on God, and receiving the Kingdom of God with simplicity and trust.

Week 2: Growing in Faith and Trust

As we progress in our journey, Week 2 explores ways to deepen our relationship with God and strengthen our trust in Him. We learn to face uncertainty with confidence, rest in God's provision, persevere in prayer, and seek His wisdom in all aspects of our lives.

Week 3: Nurturing a Heart of Trust

Week 3 focuses on nurturing a heart of trust in God amidst life's challenges and uncertainties. We choose faith over fear, walk in obedience, find strength in weakness, rest in God's promises, and surrender control to His sovereign will.

Week 4: Experiencing the Peace of Trust

In Week 4, we delve into experiencing the peace that comes from trusting in God's presence and promises. We learn to let go of anxiety, rest in God's timing, find strength in weakness, and walk by faith, not by sight, trusting in His faithfulness and goodness.

Week 5: The Unwavering Trust of the Saints

Drawing inspiration from the faith of biblical figures and saints who have gone before us, Week 5 encourages us to persevere through trials, rest in God's faithfulness, walk in the footsteps of the saints, and trust in God's sovereignty, believing that He works all things together for our good.

Week 6: Living Boldly in Trust and Obedience

In the final week of our devotional series, we are challenged to step out in faith, obey God's commands, overcome fear with faith, experience the peace of trust, and rest in God's promises. We are empowered to live boldly in trust and obedience, knowing that God is faithful to His promises and will lead us every step of the way.

As we embark on this journey of exploring childlike faith, may we be inspired to cultivate a deeper trust in our Heavenly Father, embrace humility, live with wonder and curiosity, seek dependence on God, and receive His kingdom with childlike hearts. Let's open our hearts to the transformative power of childlike faith as we dive into this enriching devotional series.