( Raising Children ) Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” As I grew as a mother, I remember some of the hardest decisions I could make involved standing firm on the Word of God when raising my children. In the world today, children and teens have so much power in the household, and the parents seem to take a back seat to parenting, out of fear for offending or making their children upset. When the Bible says to raise our children in the way’s of the Lord, that does not just mean teaching them about Jesus, taking them to church, or praying before dinner. It means that we as mothers MUST take a stand on issues in their lives that are applicable to them personally. This might involve their movie watching, whom they date, or even their attitudes. If we do not show them what is Biblically “right and wrong”, then we leave the training to the public or private school system, to their friends, and the entertainment industry. I pray that we remember that God loves us so much that he shows us the way and the truth, and pray that we remember our responsibility as parents to show love to our children in the hard to reach areas.
Psalm 37:4 ( Real Delight in the Lord ) “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This is most likely one of the most misquoted scriptures in modern day Christianity. You will hear prosperity preachers use this verse to speak words of encouragement about finances, getting rich, attaining material possessions and having instant gratification. However, the verse is extremely clear in the first part of the scripture. It says “delight in the Lord”, meaning to “abide in Him” or to “take Joy in the Lord”, meaning that you are literally seeking the Lord and seeking HIS desires.
When we take delight, it is often times at something that is planned, done, or told to us. Therefore, it can even come in times of obedience. It is easy to say “Thank you God, you are amazing” when things are going well, but to “delight” in the Lord during times Continue reading
It says in Ephesians 3:16-17, “I ask God from the wealth of his glory to give you power thru his Spirit to be strong in your inner selves, and I pray that Christ will Continue reading
For behold a Savior is born in Bethlehem who is Christ the Lord! And the government shall be upon HIS shoulders, the Almighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Price of Peace is He! YEA! So we don’t have to worry about our present government, and all that happening around us, for we have a hope and a future which far surpasses all this now. This land is not our home, as we are merely sojourners or (visitors) in a foreign land (down here), just passing through on our way to our home made without hands for us in Heaven. Wow what a wonderful future we all have, so let us look up, for our redemption draws nearer each day! All of this is temporary, our trials, our tests, our good days and our bad days. We can now rejoice in all that the Father has planned for us, “eyes have not seen nor ears heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.” Oh what a wonderful season this is, to rejoice solely in Him, who gave us the most precious wonderful gift He could ever give us, His Only Son. It is all because that little Baby was born in Bethlehem who was born to die for us, so that we might live. Therefore, when we sing our Christmas songs, let’s really listen to the words and meaning of each word that we are singing or listening to. They have so much meaning and can just lift our hearts and minds to the heights of Heaven which will be our eternal home, all because of Jesus’ willingness to obey His Father and go to the cross on our behalf, and the Father giving us His Dear Son for this purpose! God Bless You All and I wish you all a very very Merry Christmas.
God is our Creator; who has given us the color of our eyes, hair, skin, looks, abilities and talents. This in itself is a breathtaking concept to behold, but the wonderful thing about this Creator of ours is that He wanted us to be His children. God has chosen each and every one of us for Himself. He made us all different, so that He could Continue reading
Scripture of the Day – Acts 2:25-26
“I see the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. (26) No wonder my heart is glad and my tongue shouts his praises!” I know this is speaking about Jesus here, but it is also a principle and a promise that we can embrace too; so that we can face whatever challenges come our way. Remember also that Jesus said things like, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, Lo I am with you always until the end of the world.” Paul said I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.” Yea! We can make it guys too!