What does it mean to have a child like faith? How do we know if we have it?

The Bible tells us
Mark 10:15 (New King James Version) "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."

Luke 18:17 (New King James Version) "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."

But how do we know if we have a child like faith or not? 

Think about a child and his parents going to s swimming pool. The child is scared to go in cuz he has never been in there. But when he/she sees his parents go in and he/she sees one of the parent spread their arm saying "I'll catch you," he/she jumps in. It's very basic. A child will trust the parents in pretty much any circumstance. A child may not always do what the parents told him/her to do but a child always has a very strong faith. Growing up, that faith gets lost somehow as you start developing your own understanding and personality and start thinking, "maybe I can do this on my own."

So when the Bible asks us to have a child-like faith, that is what I think of. Children believe anything the parents tell them. They trust them fully because they know that they are safe with their parents. We as Christians ought to know that we are safe with Jesus. We may be in the toughest circumstance in our lives but Jesus is always there saying, "I'll catch you." And He will. Every single time.