I have been thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus this morning. Because of her heart, her character, her conscience and mind towards God, she was the chosen vessel whose body would bring Jesus Christ into the world and she was entrusted to raise him. What is the seat of our conscience? What great things can God do through us? If an angel of the Lord came to you and said do so and so what would you do? Would you doubt like Zachariah? Would you argue and try to hide like Jonah? Would you be gracious to trust like Joseph, Mary's betrothed? Or would you humble yourself like Saul? Angels may not speak to you and you may not hear God speak out loud with your ears but God speaks to your heart. We are ambassadors for Christ. We are to share and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have royal blood flowing through our veins. We are joint heirs with Christ who strengthens us. We are not strangers to God. We are his sons and daughters. Whatever you do today what will you do for Christ? What are you gifted with, what are your talents? What is in your heart? What is the desire of your heart to do for God, your dream? Who will you tell about Christ? Will people see Christ in you through your actions and attitude? He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid to step out and step up to what God has called you to do. God bless you and may the holy spirit teach you, lead you and guide you in Jesus name. Amen.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
When each one of my children were born I praised God for blessing me with a child then I dedicated that child to God and then I took that child to my pastor and he dedicated my child to the Lord and blessed my child. I dedicated each child to God and taught my children as much of the word as I could. If you love your child(ren) then honor God by discipling your child, taking him or her to church and teaching the Holy Bible at home. Put a song in your child's heart, faith that God will never leave him nor forsake him because he will never leave your child nor forsake your child. Equip your child for the future with God's word, the Holy Bible.
Proverbs 22:6 Raise up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children , obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour your father and mother; ( which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth. And, you fathers, provoke not your children to anger; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Admonition = calling attention to, mild rebuke or warning.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.