Children a able to pray if they are taught to talk with God. They have their needs and issues as well. Let us teach them to pray.
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THIS KNOWLEDGE IS IMPORTANT
If one wants to destroy your future in a smart way, he should just erase your identity from your memory. That is enough to deprive you of all your rights and benefits which includes your inheritance. That is what the devil did and is still doing to Christians. The devil causes Christians to doubt their identity in Christ. It is like a terrible sin to confess or speak out in public that they are like Christ. Yet it is very clear in the scriptures that they are like him in this world. Not in the world to come only, but starting with the life they live today. Some children do look like their parents and some don’t. Christians should know that they look exactly like God their father and as well as Jesus Christ their brother. They should be so proud of the fact that they are not only called the children of God, but that they also resemble their father. It is because of God’s love for them, his children to be that way. They are the loved children “begotten” of love and not through parental mistaken action. Check on this scripture:
1 John 4:17 (amp) in this [union and communion with him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgement [with assurance and boldness to face him], because as he is, so are we in this world.
Christians must have this awareness or consciousness in them, that they are his children.
No need to take this as top secret, something to be known by a certain class of people only.
Christians must be proud of their identity. They should not deny their spiritual nature because of any kind of pressure. It’s not an ordinary thing, be called a child of God. It’s the best thing ever one can have in life which no one can take away from them. Those who have this grace bestowed on them are highly privileged because some died physically without obtaining it. It is the unmerited favour of God upon their lives. There is no college which can qualify people to become children of God. Neither is there any royalty rights, race, class or creed to help or place someone into the family of God (John 1:13).
Check on this scripture
1 John 3:1 (MSG) What marvellous love the father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called God’s children! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.
AS HE IS – SO I AM IN THIS WORLD.
I am not waiting to be like him in eternity.
He has made me his child from the day I received Christ.
He calls me his son from that very day.
His love made me his real son in this world.
And I am so motivated to have that understanding.
Children Learn What They Live
As I was cleaning out my desk draw, I came across a poem written by an anonymous writer. I like this poem because it speaks about how children should be raised in order to develop a character that is acceptable to our society.
Children Learn What They Live
If children live with criticism,
They learn to condemn.
They learn to fight. If children live with ridicule,
They learn to be shy. If children live with shame,
They learn to feel guilt. If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient. If children live with encouragement,
They learn confidence. If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate. If children live with fairness,
They learn justice. If children live with security,
They learn faith. If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves. If children live with acceptance and friendship
They learn to find love in the world.
WANT A HAPPY FAMILY?
i was so touched by this inspiration given to Bruce feiler in his book “The secrets of happy families. I RECOMMEND this book to those who want to improve or increase the happiness in their families.
By Bruce Feiler. Adapted from The Secrets of Happy Families.
I hit the breaking point as a parent a few years ago. It was the week of my extended family’s annual gathering in August. My parents were aging; my wife and I were straining under the chaos of young children; my sister was bracing to prepare her preteens for bullying, sex and cyberstalking.
Sure enough, one night all the tensions boiled over. At dinner, I noticed my nephew texting under the table. I knew I shouldn’t say anything, but I asked him to stop.
Ka-boom! My sister snapped at me to not discipline her child. My dad pointed out that my girls were the ones balancing spoons on their noses. My mom said none of the grandchildren had manners. Within minutes, everyone had fled to separate corners.
That night I began to wonder: What is the secret sauce that holds a family together? What are the ingredients that make some families effective, resilient, happy?
I spent the last few years trying to answer that question, meeting families, scholars and experts ranging from peace negotiators to online game designers to Warren Buffett’s bankers. After a while, a surprising theme emerged. The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.
I first heard this idea from Marshall Duke, a colorful psychologist at Emory University. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Duke and colleague Robyn Fivush developed a measure called the “Do You Know?” scale that asked children to answer 20 questions. Examples included: Do you know where your grandparents grew up? Do you know where your mom and dad went to high school? Do you know where your parents met? Do you know an illness or something really terrible that happened in your family? Do you know the story of your birth?
Dr. Duke and Dr. Fivush asked those questions of four dozen families then compared the children’s results to a battery of psychological tests. Their overwhelming conclusion: The more children knew about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned. The “Do You Know?” scale turned out to be the best single predictor of children’s emotional health and happiness.
“We were blown away,” Dr. Duke said.
Why does knowing where your grandmother went to school help a child overcome something as minor as a skinned knee or as major as a terrorist attack?
“The answers have to do with a child’s sense of being part of a larger family,” Dr. Duke said.
Psychologists have found that every family has a unifying narrative, he explained, and those narratives take one of three shapes.
First, the ascending family narrative: “Son, when we came to this country, we had nothing. Our family worked. We opened a store. Your grandfather went to high school. Your father went to college. And now you. …”
Second is the descending narrative: “Sweetheart, we used to have it all. Then we lost everything.”
“The most healthful narrative,” Dr. Duke continued, “is the third one. It’s called the oscillating family narrative: ‘Dear, let me tell you, we’ve had ups and downs in our family. We built a family business. Your grandfather was a pillar of the community. Your mother was on the board of the hospital. But we also had setbacks. You had an uncle who was once arrested. We had a house burn down. Your father lost a job. But no matter what happened, we always stuck together as a family.’ ”
Dr. Duke said that children who have the most self-confidence have what he and Dr. Fivush call a strong “intergenerational self.” They know they belong to something bigger than themselves.
Religious traditions do a particularly good job at conveying this message. Many Bible stories including overcoming suffering and bouncing back from difficult times. One reason religious communities are so tight is that they understand one of their roles is to help people who are experiencing pain and hardship.
Dr. Duke recommends that parents convey similar messages to their children. Any number of occasions work to convey this feeling: holidays, vacations, big family get-togethers, even a ride to the mall. The hokier the family’s tradition, he said, the more likely it is to be passed down. “These traditions become part of your family,” he said.
The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.
This piece is adapted from The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, & Much More, by Bruce Feiler, which has just been published. Mr. Feiler writes a column on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers. For more information, please visitwww.brucefeiler.com.
NO PASSWORD – NO MONEY
NO PASSWORD – NO MONEY
One day I was trying to get my money from the pay point. I punched my password or pin number then I was told “wrong number.” Tried gain until my card was taken. I read the words on the screen telling me to see your bank manager. I can’t get my money that I did put in the bank. “Yes,” until the correct password is used, you won’t get your money. In the world today people are surviving on the passwords to secure their belongings. Their trust is in the password. In the same way, we depend on the spiritual password to get all our spiritual and natural belongings as well. “14-13-14” Your password for everything you need in life. Be it in the spiritual realm for us to control, acquire, build, fight wars and much more.
Do you have a problem with children? Yes we all do have problems with children. There is a proverb which says, “I slept like a baby.” Really, do children sleep all night? Think of when they are just born or when they are sick. Think of the times when they want something or just to get your attention when you so busy on something. Only those who have no children feel comfortable to use his proverb.
Sometimes life can be unbearable when it comes to child up-bringing. Taking with it the understanding that children come from God. They are a gift from God.
Psalm 127:3 (MSG)
Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?
We have the responsibility to take care, provide, secure and love them. We bless and the blessing does stick onto their lives forever.
Proverbs 18:20-21 (The Message)
“Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach; good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest. Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.). That is a sign of authority to build or destroy them. Instead of destroying, let us build and bless. The password is on top of this message. Just pray it.”
Like a builder, so are parents. Every building has to have a plan from the architecture. God is the architecture of families and child bring methods. We must build them daily using the architecture’s plan.
If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks.
As the watchman watches the city day and night, so are the parents. The watchmen do look for anything coming from any angle of the city. He advises the people in the city of any dangers, enemies or opportunities coming towards the city beforehand. The parents also do the same work in the lives of their children daily.
If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap.
It is not enough to work day and night for your children without best spiritual set up.
Mat 16:26 (EXB)
What good, profit or benefit is it to have or gain the whole world if they lose or forfeit their souls (It is worthless). They could never pay enough or what could they give to buy back in exchange for their souls.
The joy, peace and prosperity you are trying to give them comes from the Lord. The rich and the poor who have not been built on Christ and maintained their faithfulness to him will have their eternity away from the presence of God.
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?
Have you not heard of the rich or poor who are fools.
Fools say to themselves in their hearts, “There is no God …”
Like an old time hunter with his quiver full of the arrows. His trust, and security was in the quiver which carried the arrows. If he misses with the first one, he was confident that he will not miss with the second one. He will continue shooting with hope. So as a parent standing together with his children in front of his enemies. He will not be afraid of the enemy because they will fight back to back with his children. They watch each other’s back and stand until they win.
Psalm 127:4-5 (CJB)
The children born when one is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. How blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them; he will not have to be embarrassed when contending with foes at the city gate.
Do you see the importance of not allowing the enemy to take your children. They are your strength, power and fellow fighters in times of trouble. The enemy wants to stand against you using your children. Every prayer you make is like a hammer, destroying the walls of the devil or like fire burning the chaff of the devil in your children. With the help of the password given to you by Jesus, you will be able to enter or log into the chamber of God’s great love and power to destroy the camp of the enemy. You will definitely pull down the stronghold of the enemy put into your children.
2 COR 10:3-6
For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments 5 and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah. 6 And when you have become completely obedient, then we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience.
The password you have is the only key to whatever you want in this world and in the world to come. Use it wisely every day. Thank you Jesus for loving us and giving us this password: John 14:13-14
Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate
Family Talk Files Lawsuit Challenging Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate
December 11, 2013
Colorado Springs, CO — Dr. James Dobson and his ministry, Family Talk, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Denver challenging the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate. The lawsuit, brought by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, asks the court to invalidate the requirement that Family Talk cause its third party administrator to provide abortion-inducing drugs and devices to Family Talk employees.
“We believe that every human life, from the moment of conception, is sacred and a gift from God, and we cannot cooperate with this immoral mandate without violating our most deeply held religious beliefs,” said Dr. Dobson, Family Talk’s founder and president.
As a Christian ministry, Family Talk’s self-insured health plan excludes coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and devices. If Family Talk does not comply with the mandate’s requirements by May 1, 2014, it will be subject to fines up to $36,500 per employee annually.
“The government has put religious employers to a cruel choice: ‘Abandon your religious beliefs or be fined out of existence,’ ” said ADF lead counsel Matthew Bowman. “Thankfully, the Constitution and other federal laws don’t allow that.”
Although the Obama administration has exempted what it calls “religious employers” from complying with the mandate, the definition is so narrow that Christian colleges, soup kitchens, nursing homes, and parachurch ministries like Family Talk, do not qualify.
“According to the administration, Family Talk is not ‘religious enough’ for an exemption,” said Martin Nussbaum of Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, who is serving as co-counsel in the lawsuit. “Yet sanctity of life and protecting the unborn have long been core religious convictions for Dr. Dobson and Family Talk.”
Dr. Dobson founded Family Talk in March 2010. Its centerpiece is a daily 30-minute radio broadcast, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” that seeks to reach young and old with the Judeo-Christian worldview of the family.
The lawsuit, Dr. James C. Dobson v. Kathleen Sebelius, was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. It argues that the mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and the Administrative Procedure Act. Dr. Dobson and his special guests—Martin Nussbaum, Alan Sears, and Matt Bowman–will be discussing this lawsuit on programs that will air on December 16th and 17th and will be posted on the Family Talk Website thereafter.
- James Dobson sues Sebelius over abortion mandate (wnd.com)
- Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dr. James Dobson and his ministry, Family Talk, against the Obama administration. Dr. Dobson is challenging the Obamacare requirement that religious organizations include abortion causing drugs and (climber.wordpress.com)
- ‘Family Talk’ Files Lawsuit Challenging ObamaCare Abortion Pill Mandate (americanclarion.com)
- Dr. James Dobson says, NO TO OBAMA ABORTION PILL! (fggam.org)
- James Dobson sues Sebelius over abortion mandate (mobile.wnd.com)
- Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk file suit against Obama’s abortion pill mandate (liveactionnews.org)
- Dr. James Dobson Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare’s Abortion-Pill Mandate (blackchristiannews.com)
- Government’s Heavy Hand Favors Abortion Over Faith (papundits.wordpress.com)
- James Dobson sues Sebelius over abortion mandate (marklabriola.com)
- Ministry Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare Mandate (queenofliberty.com)
One snowy morning in a big house was a boy and a girl who lived together. Their mother was cooking, suddenly the fire alarm went off they ran and saw that their mother was laying on the floor still.They just went in the lounge and started to pray to God. God lifted their mother and she came into the lounge and thanked them for there prayers. After they thanked God together.
This is a story from an eight year old girl about her strong feeling and faith in God.
It is important as a family to teach the Christian values to your children while they are still young. As they say, ‘Charity begins at home’. So does Christianity.
- Enriching Your Spirituality: Famous Christian Quotes (quotes.answers.com)
Enoch’s life is about the rapture in the old testament. The old testament carries the new testament within. The old is a type of the new while the new reveals the old. Like the story of Isaac which illustrates the story of Jesus Christ so is the life of Enoch and the rapture.
- Walk With Me (awpitts31404.wordpress.com)
I was cleaning my house using the hover. Fascinated by these endless daily practices done by all ages, races, kindred, cultures, societies and generations; I was moved in my spirit to look closely at the life of following Jesus Christ. I then thought of the definition of the word cleaning which means; to make clean; remove dirt, marks, or stains from.
Psalmist said, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7). The psalmist words stood before me as bold as a billboard. They were so clear and loud in my eyes and intellect. There is a cleaning process needed in our daily walk with Christ.
I found myself drawn into this internal conversation as I was doing housework which includes scrubbing, washing, vacuuming, dusting, brushing, wiping and so on. People keep your doors closed always in winter seasons. It will be so cold and sometimes snowing. You hear their hovers making noise as they start their on-going fighting with dust. Where is the dust coming from?
In the same where, spiritual life needs daily cleaning. There is a scripture verse (Heb. 12:1-2; ESV) which says, “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God”.
People take a bath always no matter they do not see any signs of dirty. As they take the bath, they see the dirty which was not visible before in the water. Water is a natural cleaning agent. There is also a spiritual cleaning agent called “Word of God”.
Paul says, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 26 He did this to make the church holy by cleansing it, washing it using water along with spoken words. 27 Then he could present it to himself as a glorious church, without any kind of stain or wrinkle—holy and without faults” (Ephesians 5:25-27; GW).
When people do look at themselves daily through the mirror called the “Word of God”, they will be able to see themselves properly and address the areas of life which needs a touch. James the brother of Jesus said, “So get rid of all immoral behavior and all the wicked things you do. Humbly accept the word that God has placed in you. This word can save you. Do what God’s word says. Don’t merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves. If someone listens to God’s word but doesn’t do what it says, he is like a person who looks at his face in a mirror, studies his features, goes away, and immediately forgets what he looks like. However, the person who continues to study God’s perfect laws that make people free and who remains committed to them will be blessed. People like that don’t merely listen and forget; they actually do what God’s laws say” James 1:21-25; GW).
Paul says, “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendour and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”. (2 Corinthians 3:18; AMP). The more they look at that mirror, the more they are transformed and look like Jesus.
- Don’t Get Upset With The Mirror (godselegantdaughter.com)
- Daily Meditations – Saturday, October 26, 2013 (keys2kingdom.wordpress.com)
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