I was saved and baptized when I was 10. I went to church every Sunday on my own - my parents didn't go. I loved God. I did stray away into my late teens and 20s though, so I suppose I didn't have the maturity to resist the temptations of the world.
But what if we have already made our choice to follow Jesus?I think there probably needs to be a conscious choice at some point and kids have to go through a stage of "finding themselves".
Kids are important to Jesus,
If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
and we are all children.
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
But I think we all grow up in our sort of human life terms and have to make our own free will choice.
Then I must be doing something wrong.No, He doesn't wait. Children are important to God and that is why He instructs us to teach our children from birth about the things of God so that they will come to Christ early.
I know many Spirit-filled children...and they are farther along spiritually than many adults.
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” 15 And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.
But what if we have already made our choice to follow Jesus?
When have I ever put down someone, excluding the so-called servants of God?Hey Juk think on this-
Judging others - putting down on others including other servants of God and un-saved. Do these things ring a bell ? All that will bring your relationshipwith God and Jesus to a stand still. You can not walk out side of Love and expect to have this great relationship.
Just giving you something to think about.
I say that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the propitation for our sins, the risen Lord. The firstborn of all creation, and the Creator and sustainer of this world. And more that I don't remember right now.And why not Juk????
Whom do YOU say that the Lord Jesus Christ is?