When a child explains God

Heart of stoneHappy new month dear friends,

We are now in period that some people will fondly call the “ember” months. Reviewing and reflecting on the last few months is typical. I have been blessed with so many things but among them is the mind of my daughter and how she easily translates what the word of God says without her even being aware of it. This article below just reminds me of how we really do need to see things from a simple perspective. I hope this reading touches you and re-positions the way you need to see GOD in these times.

 

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8 years old Danny Littoi of Chula Vista (Califirnai, USA) had a class assignment to “Explain God”. Below from a child’s eye, you can see God better.

“One of God’s main job is making people. He makes them to replace the old ones that die. He does not make grown ups; just babies! I think it is because they are smaller and easier to make. God’s second job is listening to prayers and that is because people are so many including preachers, who pray when God is supposed to be sleeping. God has no leisure (rest time) and He has no time to listen to radio or television.

Because he hears everything, there must be terrible lots of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off. Jesus is God’s son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles. People finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they crucified him. His Dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all is hard work on earth so he told him that he didn’t have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did and he is helping his dad out by listening to prayers like a secretary. You should always go to church on Sundays because it makes God happy. Don’t skip church or do something like going to the beach, washing clothes or watching television. And besides, the sun does not come out till noon anyway.

Its’s good to know God loves everyone. He is around you when you are scared in the dark. But you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figured that God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases. That is why I believe in God.

Source: Our Daily Manna, July to September 2016

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Is It Always Greener On the Other Side?

On a recent trip to the States, I stopped by to see a friend in Houston and we both attended her church. It was youth week and I was so amazed, intrigued and blessed by what the youths showcased, every part was excellently delivered. The theme was ‘Ordinary People Doing Extra Ordinary Things’. So you get a taste of it, here is an article by one of the youth ministry members, I just had to share it.

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It’s funny. Things always look better when you are on the outside looking in. Like we look at sin when we live in the light. The contrast is so attractive to our conscious that it bypasses our contacts; I mean our conscience, to invite us, to entice us. To device the lies it advertises with, making us think that dark is light and that our light is darker than what he offers. Odd right? But the devil messes with our sight, our light, our mind, making it dim, so we can’t see him for who he really is. He steals, he kills and he destroys, but he is so coy that we rejoice as we are blinded, now nearsighted to his works.

He steals our sorrow away, yes, but only for a day, and then at night he gives you weeping, and what he stole returns tenfold till the soul can no longer hold it. But we still believe we are in control. Yes he kills all our cries and all our sighs are gone, but that high never goes past the sky, but comes to stab you in the eyes, like a log, that blinds you from yourself but helps you see and judge the soil in another’s. But we still think the reins are ours to hold. He destroys every iota of our desire to go back to light, enchanting us with the perfumes of adultery and the colognes of fornication. See, he senses that our senses control the wellbeing of our human beings, not the spirit.

We invite him in believing that we can control the devil and God, servicing both, but giving no devotion to one or the other. We don’t love God; we love what he gives to us, not caring what he is to us, or what he did for us. We still yearn for our former love even though He was our first. When we were in sin and knew we couldn’t win, we didn’t find it hard to ask God to step in. Now God wants to move in and clean every bit of sin from our hearts and we want a time out.

We want to love God but cheat about with the devil on the side. We want to have God on the outside of our lives, as a new coat of paint to cover the chips and scars caused by housing sin on the inside. WHAT A BIG LIE!!

When the effects of the defects the devil helps enhance begin to weigh in, we realize that we were never in control, the reins were never ours to hold, that we were choked with the weeds of corruption that we allowed to grow tall, and that we puffed the weed of destruction we felt high, when we were really taken to our fall.

So remember: some things look better from the outside looking in, but being extraordinary sometimes means realizing that God is so much better than sin. Allow him to pull us out. If we don’t, we will spend eternity away from God, sinking to the bottom and withering and waning and dying, with no hope of coming back.

Article by Tomi Ifelayo; Youth Ministry, RCCG, Restoration Chapel, Houston.

Art Credit: Bill Osborne

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Friends, Finding Jesus starts with a simple prayer, say this aloud with me;

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

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