An attitude of simple trust and faith, to be distinguished from childishness. It is commended by Scripture as an appropriate attitude for the believer to take towards God.
God treats his people like children
God’s people should respond to God as children to a parent
In trust Ps 131:2
In obedience 1Pe 1:14
Childlikeness is reflected in pastoral care
Childlikeness is to be distinguished from immature childishness