KFJ24 – The Journey – Faith Like a Child

In this episode, I share some thoughts on a child’s faith.

What does childlike faith mean? To me, it means full of wonder, simple, and teachable; I can only speak for myself and my personal experience; however, through the years, I have had many opportunities to interact with little children, observe, and learn that faith, like a child, is pure, uncomplicated, and unwavering. Children naturally trust and believe in the world around them. They are innocent, open, having a sense of wonder. They are free from judgment, skepticism, or suspicion. They have complete trust and confidence in something greater than themselves.

From the scriptures, I learn repeatedly to remember to be like a little child, such as: “…submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.”
Mosiah 3:19

Jesus reminds us to embrace childlike faith, emphasizing its importance in the spiritual journey.

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:3-4

I have learned so much from children, and I want to share a few valuable reminders from the Savior’s teachings and other traits of a child. I found them helpful to me in continuing my faith journey.

1. Being Submissive means being gentle, willing to follow guidance, and accepting direction without resistance.

2. Humble means humility, allowing me to recognize my limitations and rely on God.

3. Being a Meek means to remain calm, gentle, quiet, and composed, especially during challenging situations.

4. Trusting means believing in God,  in His goodness, but also the goodness and honesty of others.  It means embracing uncertainty with the assurance that things will work out.

5. To Forgive means letting go of anger or resentment toward others and being willing to mend relationships by giving grace and moving forward. Forgiveness brings freedom from the burdens of resentment and bitterness.

6. Being full of Love means expressing affection and warmth freely and unconditionally, creating a loving and nurturing atmosphere.  Children easily express love and affection, and they accept love and affection so freely.

Be willing to be open-minded to new possibilities, see the good, and believe in positive outcomes. Avoid doubts and skepticism.

Embrace Wonder as children do by looking at the world around us with awe. Find joy in the simple things and appreciate the beauty in everyday life.

Live in the present, embracing every moment. Focus on the present rather than being consumed by past regrets or future anxieties.

In closing, I share a song titled “Noc Czerwcowa” (The Night of June)

“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” – Mencius.

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