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Barnabas Piper
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Barnabas Piper

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Barnabas Piper blogs at BarnabasPiper.com and writes regularly for WorldMag.com and The Blazing Center. He is the author of The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity. He and his wife, Lesley, live in Nashville with their two daughters.

That’s Not What I Ordered

What we learn over time is not only that the Chef’s table is the best place to dine, but also how to order. No longer do we try to send it back when we get something not to our liking. Sometimes we even order exactly the right thing. Most of the time, though, we learn to say, “Whatever the Chef thinks is best.” He delivers and we eat, maybe not always with relish but always to our health and satisfaction.

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5 Characteristics of Childlike Faith

Childish and childlike are similar words with vastly different meanings. The former encapsulates all the worst things about children – petulance, immaturity, obnoxiousness, selfishness, and so on. It is antithetical to faith. The latter, though, describes all the beautiful things about children – trust, joy, innocence, curiosity, wonder, forgiveness, and so much more. This word, childlike, is the flavor our faith in God ought to have. What follows are five characteristics of childlikeness that make faith robust, rich, and full of life. Like a child.

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