“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive (dechomai: take, accept, take up, take hold of, receive favourably, give ear to, embrace, make one's own, approve, not to reject, take upon one's self) the kingdom (basileia: royal power, kingship, dominion, rule) of God like a child will not enter (eiserchomai: go in, enter into) it at all.”
Whoever doesn’t accept and embrace the kingship and dominion of God like a child will not enter into it at all.
On a day when adults all across this world put on suits and dresses and act solemn and "holy", I encourage you to unwind a bit. Sometimes we must lay down our intellect, formulas and regurgitated ways to approach the Father. It's OK to worship the LORD in freedom. There is a world of difference between childish and child-like. Joyfully worship Him! Dare to imagine and see, as a child, heaven coming down to earth today. Believe my friend that the Kingdom is here!