Category Archives: Children

Message of Christ

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16

This Christmas Season we can have the message of Christ dwell among us, let everyone know that Jesus, our Messiah, was born of a virgin to save us from our sins. The promised Son of God became Flesh and dwelt among us. It’s

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas Season is the songs, there are so many great songs of worship from Away in The Manger to Silent Night to Joy To The World. When these sing these songs, sing with gratitude in our hearts for everything God has given us, including our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

 

Christmas is a great time to teach our Children and others of the Nativity story and let your children know they do have a Savior and Hope for the future. If we don’t teach our children, nobody will.  Let the message of Jesus , the King of King, being born dwell among us all in Jesus Name Amen

Like A Child

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3

While on vacation we took our kid to this restaurant that had its own “jungle gym”,  without hesitation he leaped into the playground, playing and instantly becoming friends with other children he didn’t even know. There were children there from all different backgrounds, races, nationalities, religions, ect.

The kids didn’t stop to interview each other to see whether they could be friends or not, they didn’t judge each other based on there appearances, they just naturally accepted each other. This is what Jesus is talking about us becoming children again. As we get older we become more corrupted and brain washed by the world, our innocence is lost. Until we truly learn to love one another and see thru the eyes of a child again we are not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven Matthew 18:4

As we get older or egos continue to grow also. We blindly obtain power and importance thru our careers, but in the big picture of life our job titles mean absolutely mean nothing. Humility is the beginning of wisdom, our pride generally leads to our demise.

Children are eager to learn and can admit when they don’t know. Until we are willing to put our egos to the side, we can’t truly learn the Word of God with an open heart and mind.

And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me Matthew 18:5

Children are the Heritage of the Lord and Gifts from God, anyone who doesn’t love children or willingly hurts them is plain and simple Satanic. The world wants us to destroy our children, promoting abortions, birth control methods, fur babies, without children the human race doesn’t exist anymore, wake up everyone

“If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Make no mistake about it anyone who harms a child will feel the wrath of God, Jesus issued the warning. It’s important as Parents, Guardians, Brothers, Sisters, and Christians we not only teach our Children about God but we protect our Children from the evils of this world.

Learn to see the world again as child, with innocence and meekness, its only until we become reborn again we are worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven in Jesus Name Amen

 

We Will Serve The Lord

 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

 

We are responsible for leading our families to God. You are called to be Spiritual Leaders for your home. The problems we see in the World today is because we have a lack of households serving The Lord. Moral breakdown in society, without God nobody has accountability for there actions. If we want to change the World we need to start in our homes, is your family serving The Lord?

(Proverbs 22:6) “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

 

If you don’t teach your children then who will? The World? Children are not born with knowledge, they don’t know right from wrong, most importantly they don’t know God. If we don’t teach our Children about God nobody will. The World has removed God from everywhere including schools. Unless you teach your Children about God and The Bible, they will never know.

(Psalms 127:3) “Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

 

We need to understand and appreciate that Children are Gifts from God. Modern day society likes to depict Children as a burden or being a parent as a death sentence. But it’s actually the opposite. We need to be grateful for our Children and cherish them. But if we neglect them they will not flourish also. We need to teach them the Word of God and let them know they are special and loved by there Heavenly Father.

(Genesis 18:19) “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

 

God chose Abraham to be the Father of many nations, because he knew he would teach his family about God and they would continue his legacy. When you fail to teach your Children about God and be a Spiritual Leader for your household you basically curse your blood line. Because if you Children don’t know God then there Children won’t know God either and so on. Eventually you have Generations of Godless people which bring moral decay to there nation.

(Ephesians 6:4) “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

 

Paul preached about the importance of teaching our Children in a Godly way. When we have knowledge about the Word of God it gives us wisdom we can use to raise our Children. We learn to have the love and mercy of Jesus. But also we understand how much of a blessing our Children are and treat them as blessings.  Children mimic there parents actions, so when we walk with God our children will walk with God also. In Jesus name Amen

Made to Love

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18

Some people try or believe they should be loners.  Wandering this world alone, picking up useless hobbies to fill their time. But as God said it’s not good for us to be alone. We were made to love and be loved.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

No matter who you are or how strong you are, we all need to be encouraged from time to time. Satan is constantly trying to bring us down, having a loved one to give you a word of encouragement or hug recharges your faith.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

Jesus has called us the light of the world, how can we spread the light if were alone in the darkness? When we withhold our love and talents from others were doing a disservice to God.  You have been blessed with these attributes to share with others

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

The greatest blessing from God is a family, don’t isolate yourself and miss out on a opportunity to receive Gods ultimate blessing. If you already have a family, make sure you appreciate and cherish that blessing and don’t take it for granted.

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. Proverbs 18:1

Loneliness many times can be a result of our own selfishness. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in ourselves and our life, we don’t acknowledge others. This is not only damaging to your personal life but unchristian. Jesus wants us to love and serve one another, when you make yourself the center of your own world.

There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless– a miserable business! Ecclesiastes 4:8

We learn in the scripture Money can’t buy happiness nor fulfill your loneliness. Be careful how you devout your time, make time for others. Be grateful for your family and friends. If you are lonely, you need to start opening up to people. Show them your love and you will receive it back. God doesn’t want us to go thru life alone. I pray that everyone finds there soul mate sent from God and let’s there light shine for the world. In Jesus Name Amen

Man of God

But you, Man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11

 Recently I just finished reading the book “Man of God” by Dr. Charles Stanley. It’s a very inspirational book and I highly recommend it to anyone. It got me to reflect on myself and journey as a “Man of God”

What does it really mean or require to be a “Man of God”? I believe the qualities you would observe are integrity, accountability, compassion, courage, and humility.

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. Proverbs 11:3. To have integrity means to be blameless. Honest, and having strong morals. It’s important that your family and others can trust and respect you. Unless you have integrity this can’t be accomplished.

“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God” Romans 14:12 To be Godly we must be accountable for our actions. When we make mistakes we confess them. We also need to accept our responsibilities as Christians, Spouses, and Parents.

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8  Having compassion towards each other is essential. We all have faults and make mistakes, we need to be patient and kind. As it says in Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs”

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Being a “Man of God” is going to take courage. When you refuse to conform to the ways of the world, you will receive a lot of opposition. That’s why you must grow “deep roots” of faith and always trust in God. Then you will be a strong role model for your family.


 “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6  Pride can become our worst enemy. It can make us harden our hearts and resist knowledge. This is why God opposes pride, it’s a act of selfishness and vanity.

As you can see being a “Man of God” is no easy task. And we probably don’t posses all these qualities yet. But thru our journey we should strive to obtain these traits.

Following Jesus and studying the Word of God are good blueprints we can build on. It’s important for our families and ourselves that we make the commitment to become “ Men of God: In Jesus name. Amen

Teach your Children

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Being a parent is probably the toughest yet more rewarding thing you can ever do; It is important that we teach our children values, morals, and most importantly about God
If we don’t teach our Children about God, who will? The world? Most parts of the world including America you’re not even allowed to mention God.
Recently Arkansas State University football team was forced to remove the symbol of the Cross on the back of their helmets because lawyers determined it’s unconstitutional to display a Cross in public
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/09/10/arkansas-state-removes-memorial-crosses-from-helmets/15402697/
Rick Santorum says 62% of all college students who enter with a faith leave as an Atheist. And it’s no surprise since Colleges are not allowed to talk about Creationism or Intelligent Design due to Atheist groups suing the Colleges. They teach Evolution and Big Bang Theory, forcing kids to follow there agendas.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rick-santorum-left-uses-college-for-indoctrination/
So we can’t expect the outside world to teach our Children about God, Morals, Values, Integrity, Family, this all needs to be done in our homes. This is our responsibility to build our Children’s foundations on “The Rock” so when they encounter storms they will still be standing.
As it says in Deuteronomy 6:6,7 “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your sons 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 up.
We should reflect on the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11-32) The son became rebellious, wasted his fortune, lived a sinful lifestyle. But eventually after being stuck in the pit of life, which sin eventually leads us to. He returned his Father, and he welcomed him with open arms .
No matter how far the Son fell in his ways he did not depart from his family. Because even though he was making poor choices his foundation was built on “The Rock”. A lot of people like to complain about the younger generation but the only people to blame is ourselves. We are responsible for bringing up the next generation. We can’t expect them to just be born with knowledge.
I pray that parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians, we all take the responsibility to teach our Children so they will not depart from God and know the truth thru the Word of God Amen

Happy Birthday Tanner

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16
Today is a special day because it the birthday of our oldest son Tanner, he is a gift from God and we are truly blessed.
As we learn throughout the Bible, we are not mistakes, we are not coincidences, we didn’t just appear out of luck
We were handpicked by God and chosen to be giving life to; because we have a greater purpose to fulfill a divine destiny. It’s sad today in this world that there are many people who believe they exist just by coincidence or mistake.
Anyone knows our son Tanner, can tell he was special automatically. I believe he was hand picked by God for us. His unconditional love and brilliant mind continue to fascinate me. I learned a lot about life just by being the Father of our kids. They show us and teach us things others can’t, and I don’t believe that is a mistake.
Consider what the prophet Isaiah said in 49:5 And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength—
Isaiah basically saying the same thing David said in Psalms, God knew them before they were even born. How about the prophet Jeremiah
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
We see a pattern of what these “messengers of God” are telling us, WE ARE NOT A MISTAKE!
So we rejoice at the birth of our son Tanner as you should rejoice about your birth also, for you were made and called by God for a greater purpose. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
Happy Birthday Tanner! Amen

What Inheritance are you leaving?

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children Proverbs 13:22
When we talk about leaving your children an “inheritance” what are we referring to? Are we just talking about money or are we talking about much more?
The definition of inheritance is “ the acquisition of a possession, condition, or trait from past generations” So let’s break down the three areas of inheritance.
Possession is the state of having, owning, or controlling something. Wouldn’t it be great if your children possessed self-confidence, integrity, and most importantly love. It’s important as parents we build our children up and love them so they have the emotional security to face the world.
Condition is the circumstances which affect the way a person lives. Wouldn’t it be a great inheritance to give our children a home, free from chaos and full of love? How many adults lives are effected by the conditions of there homes growing up?
Trait is a distinguishing quality or characteristic belonging to a person. We often hear the expression the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Kids mimic their parents, If you’re a bad example for your children they will learn these bad habits and carry them on. It’s important to be a just influence in your home and to you Children.
This is why, especially for parents, that we must follow the word of God and walk with integrity. As a parent you are the head of the household and can declare “As for me and my house we will server The Lord”
So as you can see leaving an inheritance is more involved than dropping some money in a bank account. You are ultimately responsible for the foundation and structure of your children. If you fail to provide a Godly example for your Children then most likely they will fail.
As it says in Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Let’s give our Children a great inheritance so they can thrive and prosper thru there lives in Jesus name Amen