Tuesday 23 Jan 2018
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John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live for ever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

An attitude for faith

             Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ – Mark 10:15.

The quest to develop a faith that is effective and productive involves a number of points to take on board. Yes faith comes by the hearing of the word of God, I am sure you have heard that over and over again. But faith also requires the right environment to grow and be nurtured; it requires an enabling environment that would allow it to take root and blossom into such that is commendable and able to obtain good report for us.

One of the areas that we need to work on in order to create an atmosphere that is conducive for faith to grow is in the area of our attitude, we need to cultivate the right attitude towards the things of the kingdom. Speaking on the attitude which we need to cultivate , Jesus used the image of a little child to highlight the type of attitude he had in mind. He told them of the need to cultivate the heart and mind of a child. No we are not told or called to start  behaving like toddlers, rather we are to cultivate the same sort of inquisitive, zealous, trusting, hunger and the trusting mind of a child in their quest for knowledge and information ,

We must cultivate an attitude that is yet to be tainted by prejudice, bias and mistrust such as would hinder the demands of faith growth. You see just as it is easy to teach and impact a child new ideas, so would it be easy to teach those who imbibe this childlike attitude as well, not only that but change readily comes to those who walk in this attitude as well.

There are people who read all the words , but it profits them little or nothing, because it did not produce faith in them. It did not produce faith in them because the attitude needed for faith to develop was missing.