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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What’s going on?

whats going onDear friends,

I woke up this morning and literally counted on my fingers to help me be sure we are now closing in on the first half of the year and starting another in a few days. July is upon us and I really had deep reflection on where my walk with God is heading.

I have not blogged here in quite sometime, allowed many distractions to creep in and take away the sharing of the gospel. “Wow, Anuli???”. I am however not going to beat myself up, I will pick up from where I left off and continue.

You may feel like this and if you are like me, you may have picked up your notebook or notepad and checked through your goals list to evaluate them against the timeline you set for them. I have always done this and I must say, I have yet to accomplish what I set out for the year 2016. Some are started, some are in progress and some have not even commenced.

One of my goals is sharing the word here, and look when I finally started. If your thinking is ‘Anuli, you should have commenced this before anything‘, you are certainly right to think or say so. However, my learning here is, it is never too late to start, no matter how far along the year has gone.

God never gives up on us, we are the ones that give up on ourselves. So, it might be the end of the first half of 2016, it may still look like the distractions are heavier than we ever could imagine, I need you to be encouraged by the word in Hebrews 10:35 and 36 (AMP Version)

35 Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. 36 For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.

If you can pick up from where you stopped, if you can start what you have not started, if you can give yourself another push, you will renew your CONFIDENCE and obtain that REWARD.

Go on, what are you waiting for?

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30 Life Principles

Dr Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries is someone we listen to dedicatively and whose approach to teaching the bible is like none other. One quote we love here in DV SOUL is ‘ Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him‘. A quote we try to live by as each day progresses.

We have listed 30 Life Principles from Dr Stanley and I hope you can relate and apply each of them.

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1. Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives.
More about Our Intimacy with God

2. Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.
More about A Life of Obedience

3. God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm. 
More about Our Anchor in Times of Storm

4. The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work. 
More about Energized by His Presence

5. God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable. 
More about The Unreasonable Will of God

6. You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow. 
More about The Principle of Sowing and Reaping

7. The dark moments of our life will last only so long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.
More about The Dark Moments in our Life

8. Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time. 
More about Fight Your Battles on Your Knees

9. Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees. 
More about The Thrill of Trusting God

10. If necessary, God will move heaven and earth to show us His will. 
More about God Will Show You His Will

11. God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey Him. 
More about His Promise to Provide

12. Peace with God is the fruit of oneness with God. 
More about The Key to Continued Peace

13. Listening to God is essential to walking with God. 
More about Listening to God – Walking with God

14. God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. 
More about God Acts on our Behalf

15. Brokenness is God’s requirement for maximum usefulness. 
More about God’s Pathway of Brokenness

16. Whatever you acquire outside of God’s will eventually turns to ashes. 
More about When Plans Turn to Ashes

17. We stand tallest and strongest on our knees. 
More about Standing Tall and Strong Through Prayer

18. As children of a sovereign God, we are never victims of our circumstances.
More about Victim or Victor?

19. Anything you hold too tightly, you will lose. 
More about Holding Too Tightly

20. Disappointments are inevitable, discouragement is a choice. 
More about Overcoming Discouragement

21. Obedience always brings blessing. 
More about Obedience Always Brings Blessings

22. To walk in the Spirit is to obey the initial promptings of the Spirit. 
More about Walking In The Holy Spirit

23. You can never outgive God. 
More about You Can Never Outgive God

24. To live the Christian life is to allow Jesus to live His life in and through us. 
More about The Key to the Christian Life

25. God blesses us so that we might bless others. 
More about Passing on God’s Blessing

26. Adversity is a bridge to a deeper relationship with God.
More about Burden or Bridge

27. Prayer is life’s greatest time saver.
More about Prayer: Our Time-Saver

28. No Christian has ever been called to “go it alone” in his or her walk of faith.
More about Together In the Christian Life

29. We learn more in our valley experiences than on our mountaintops. 
More about The Valley Experiences In Our Life

30. An eager anticipation of the Lord’s return keeps us living productively. 
More about Anticipating The Lord’s Return

Source: In Touch Ministries

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