Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer,he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Psalm 127:3(NIV)
When was the last time you told your children “I Love You” or “I am so proud of You”?
Nothing is more important than building up a child.
Just as God lifts us up each day with his Word, so too should we build up the young in our life with the words we choose to say to them.
So go, tell them they are loved, they are the apple of your eye, your biggest blessing. Tell them how valuable and perfectly made they are.
Drop everything and spend time with them. God never leaves his children, especially when we call on him-neither should we when our children need us. There is nothing more important-Amen.
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Food For Thought:
Do you pray everyday?
Do you include “Thank You” in your prayer?
I believe most of us pray only when we have a need.
I have learned that it’s about being thankful for what the Lord has already done for us.
Look at the everyday miracles and express your gratefulness to God.
Give thanks and affirm what will be today and in the future-for our father will provide.
Placing yourself in that positive attitude at the start of each day will have you Thanking God for more and more.
Fellowship Page welcomes your prayer requests, Thanksgivings, and other expressions of faith.
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“Joy Bubbles”- Rediscovering Our Childlike Faith:
But Jesus called them[the parents] to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such[as these]belongs the Kingdom of God.
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: If prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:4-8(ESV)
How do you get out of bed each morning?
Remember when you were 5 and jumped out of bed, ran down the stairs to the window with your kid binoculars to catch a glimpse of the Mama bird feeding her baby birds early morning worms? You probably were up for hours before you realized you lived in a typical house on a typical street and needed to get ready to head off to a typical school. No, before you were brought back into the realities of your everyday life, you were on safari’s and detective work. You were Superman’s apprentice then took a rocket ship for an early morning spin. While the rest of the world was sleeping, you had the whole planet to yourself! It was the time in your life nothing was neutral-everything was in techno -color. Most mornings I am on a mission to make my coffee before anything else. I’ve gotten accustomed to believing that in order to function at all I need my “engine fuel” brewing before first thing.
Romans 12:4-8 reminds us to give all of ourselves in which ever assignment God has for us. But it also stirs me up to approach even the mundane tasks with a zest for life only found in my Spirit. When I look up the definition of “Zeal” it states: “eager endeavor or devotion.” I cannot think of a better way to describe how we should truly live the life God has given us and to show our gratefulness as His children.
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Grey hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31(NIV)
“Dear Father, I never thought I would be grateful for my “crown of splendor” and though the world I live in has done a good job in pursuading me I should be doing everything possible to disguise who I am and be someone else, I Thank You for your precious Word and acceptance for being exactly as I am, as you made me to be. ” In reading scripture I am reminded daily to be myself, not to be overly concerned with outward appearances and focus more on the inward, of having a Christ-like heart. It’s a security blanket which keeps me warm in this very cold world.
Love & Blessings, Rosalba
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“Sometimes you already have what you pray for.”
“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Thank you Father God, for your grace over our lives. I thank you and praise you for watching over us and for lifting the cloud from our mind and the plank from our eye, and for healing the scaring within our hearts-softened and washed clean by the blood which carries your DNA. I will stand in the faith I have in your Word, and the confidence I live by that you will never leave me nor forsake me, in your son Jesus’ mighty name, Amen
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22(NIV)