Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all. Mark 10:15
Consider how a child “receives” things. Particularly, during the Christmas season we can see the exuberance of a child who receives gifts.
Many young children awaken early in the morning, excited for the new day. Magnified beyond all reason is the energy on Christmas morning. A child has an inner expectation about the new day. Energy, inquisitiveness, unbounded joy flow out of the innocent lives. What about this picture is required to “enter the kingdom of God”?
Faith is about expectation. Faith is about energy, inquisitiveness and unbounded joy. As a matter of fact Jesus taught us about expectation when He said, …I say to you, all things for which you pray, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you. Mark 11:24
To actually believe that God will grant our requests would bring expectation. To see the results of His gift would bring unbounded joy and a persistent inquisitiveness regarding His desires.
We can choose to enter the kingdom today and everyday or we can choose to dwell in the drudgery of this world and just wait until the day that we die before we really begin to live.
The key to enter the kingdom now has been provided for us; it is our option to choose to open the door!
Living by faith isn't natural and it isn't easy. We must choose!