WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
Scripture: Mark 10:13-16
Mark 10:13-16 says, “Then they brought young children to Him that He might touch them but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly I say to you whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it’. And he took them up in his arms and put his hands on them and blessed them.” This passage signals exactly how we are to receive the Kingdom. How do we receive the Kingdom? We accept that we are chosen and that we are chosen for a purpose and the purpose is to receive the Kingdom. We have to receive it like a gift, like a gift that a child gets. Children don’t question gifts, but instead say, ‘Thanks dad, appreciate it!’ They receive the gift. And that is what Jesus is saying. Kids have no problem receiving gifts. They don’t complain. They say, ‘thanks,’ tear it open and away they go. They receive it and run with it! That is precisely what God is looking for in us, to receive it and run with it. He wants us to fully embrace the fact that we are chosen and then run with what He has provided! This is the time for a supernatural surge!