day 3K311: Is Being Childlike The Best Form Of Our True Selves?

“At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.”

Yesterday I wrote of the Tech Panic Cycle and how if we trust in God’s Cycle we will be more than alright with what comes next.  One of the great things about this new AI technology is that it is spurring people to want to become more creative or at least expand their creative endeavors. With some simple prompts out comes something that we helped create whether it is a song, a poem, a picture, etc. For us to become proficient at prompting and getting the most from the tech it might be that we need to return to being childlike when we were open to new ideas, could imagine and dream without our self-imposed barriers and a willingness and ability to learn.  Yes, maybe we need to become childlike.  Renowned researcher on how the minds of children work, Alison Gopnik said this, “Somehow children find the creative sweet spot between the obvious and the crazy. Children don’t just imitate, or passively absorb data, they explore, they create innovative theories and imaginative stories to explain the world.”  Yes, if want to make the most of the technology that is coming we need to get back to being more childlike in our curiosity and imagination.

When we are childlike, it is when God reveals more of Himself to us.  It’s not only that we are open, we also let down our defenses and judgement to allow Him to speak and work through us.  Even now as I write this Lord, help us each to come to you in our most childlike selves to receive all that you, our Father has in store for us.  Take us upon your knee and let us bounce with joy and laughter from what it means to be in your presence and learn more of you.

Reference: Matthew 11:25 (New Living Translation)