By Patrick Hawthorne
Indeed, this is a sad commentary on the state of the Church. Are we, the Body of Christ, educating our heads at the expense of our heart? Remember back to the days when you were first born again, before religion had the opportunity to sink its insidious talons into your born again baby flesh? We had faith to grab the moon; we had faith to move mountains. But then something happened. We became educated. We allowed the teachings of man to set the bar on how high we should believe.
Education is not a bad thing. However, education at the expense of our heart – at the expense of our personal relationship with our Lord Jesus – is idolatry.
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)
Children will reach for the stars. Children are willing to believe beyond their capabilities. If you have ever seen a child pray for another, there is no pretense; there is no formality. There is only faith. There is only hope for the thing which cannot be seen to be manifested in the natural.
A little child has not been educated into believing that miracles, signs, and wonders have passed away. They have not learned man’s teachings that God will not do for some as He has done for others. They have not learned the limitations set by man’s doctrine. If God did it in the Bible, they believe…period.
Yes, as I write this I feel a deep sadness. I have prayed for the Lord to break my heart for what breaks His. Now, I’m beginning to understand what He meant when He asked if I was ready to be inconvenienced by the answers to my prayers. Be blessed.