I tell my wife, all the time: "I'm 32, but my inner child is still 5!" Not always a good response during a serious debate!
Being a kid is great! You're exploring, learning, and seeing things for the first time. No filters to cloud your opinion. Just raw, untamed, pure freedom to explore.
My childhood was about exploring. I believe it's because I had an adventures spirit, but now I realize it was my mom (mother of 5 kids) telling us to go outside so she could think clearly or just not think.
Either way, we learned and explored with no filters. Sometimes it was good and sometimes there were tears and scares to remind us of what not to do next time.
God calls us his children. We're learning, walking, and exploring alongside him. Hopefully without filters, but as adults, we tend to filter things our opinions, question things, and hesitate to do things (due to fear).
God wants us to remove the adult created filter and start seeing things through our child like filters: raw, untamed, and pure. Let's read in Matthew:
For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.
Unless we return to square one and start over like children, we're not even going to get a look at the kingdom... in other words, if we don't remove our Adult Filters and see things through the lenses of a child we won't receive Him.
Next time you question something for God, stop and ask your Inner child what he or she would do? I guarantee you won't regret it!
Thanks and God Bless!