Am I to be a child in my understanding of Jesus? We all know what whining children are like. I have been there as a child myself. I have heard it in my children. I have seen it in others. It is real. It is annoying!
I clearly need to stop whining. Am I the only one whose prayers sound like childish whining? Perhaps so.
I need to be mature in my thinking. It is important that I am clear about Jesus. Consider this from Paul, “Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.“ (1 Corinthians 14:20) Children can only drink milk. Adults require a balanced diet consisting of solid food (1 Corinthians 3:1-2).
“How can I account for this generation? The people have been like spoiled children whining to their parents, ‘We wanted to skip rope, and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk, but you were always too busy.’ John came fasting and they called him crazy. I came feasting and they called me a lush, a friend of the riffraff. Opinion polls don’t count for much, do they? The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” | Matthew 11:16-19 (The Message Bible)
It is time to grow up. It is time to stop whining. It is time to accept that Jesus is my Master and be His slave. My Master has much to teach me. I must listen.