Friday, June 19, 2009

Why Do Adults Complicate Things?

When I was reading my Bible I was trying to decide where I should stop my Bible reading for the day. After all, I didn't want to get carried away and read too much just for the sake of reading, right? As I was thinking about this, I thought about when I was a young girl, and I would sit and read and read and read. Sometimes I was just trying to finish reading a certain amount of chapters or books in a certain amount of time. Or, trying to complete a goal for a prize in Sunday School. Most of the scriptures that I know today, I learned as a child. All of that marathon reading must have done some good! As adults we are always being taught "how" to read and study the Bible and pray. I'll admit sometimes it's confusing. When you get down to pray and you are more concerned about whether you are doing it the right way and saying it the right way, it really takes away from the pure joy of just pouring your heart out to God as a Friend and Father. As a child, before I had any teaching on the "how" of prayer, prayer was so simple, it just seemed to flow naturally. No wonder Jesus tells us to come to Him as a child.

Luke 18:17 "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein."

II Timothy 3:15 "...from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."


  1. Isn't that the truth! Sometimes thinking like an adult can complicate matters, just like you said. I love your reminders!!
    So, I'm passing on a lovely blog award to you. Your blog has been an encouragement to me and I know to others as well. Stop by my blog to "pick it up", okay?
    Julianne :)

  2. You are so right!

    Hello, I have come over from Julianne's blog to see you. I enjoyed reading this thought provoking post.


  3. SO true!!!! :>)

    Blessings~ Miss Jen

  4. We can never read God's Word too much, can we? You are right. We adults do complicate things. Who said we had to make our Bible reading into a formal devotional? We can devour all of it we want (against such there is no law [no limit], kind of like love)! Praise the Lord!