by Duane Bemis

Childhood Perspective
Overcoming Childhood Thinking
Duane Bemis
Genesis 4:1-2

I have been walking with the Lord for over 30 years and one thing I see in many Christians is their inability to overcome their childhood thinking and perspectives.

Let me give you an example. If a person had a nonexistent father then these people have a hard time understanding the love of Father God. Or if a person had a harsh father then they enter Christianity thinking that Father God is going to be harsh on them.

The time has come to expose your own childhood perspectives and the time has come to be delivered from that which hinders your Christian walk. Are you ready to stop and turn around and look at your childhood? Are you ready to stop the carousal ride and to get off so you can step up to the next Spiritual level?

If we open our Bibles to the Apostle Paul's writings we find this: ''When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things,'' (1 Corinthians 13:11). The time has come to put our childhood issues behind us. The time has come to confront our old childhood beliefs, issues, and especially our childhood thoughts.

If you are ready then let us begin with a prayer; ''Father God Almighty, the time has come to stop and turn around so that You can expose the things that are hindering my own personal walk. The time has come to allow You full access into all my ways. I desire for You to renew my heart so that I can be found holy as You are holy. Open my mind, my soul, and my heart to understand this article and then to apply it to my Spiritual life. Amen and amen.''

I was fortunate to have a great Dad. I loved my Dad and he loved me. The cover drawing above was inspired by my Father's actions towards me. He literally placed me on his shoulders and he would make me laugh. I trusted in my Dad so it was easy to turn my Spiritual heart over to Father God and trust Him. My Dad ma ...

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