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Father’s Day Miracle

We spent this last weekend celebrating Father’s Day.  It was a wonderful weekend and we didn’t want it to be over so fast.  We are thankful for the hard work Dad does to care for the needs of our family.  So our efforts to celebrate him this past weekend seems to pale in comparison.

We have another Father to celebrate too.  Our Father God is also a GOOD FATHER!  He spends our entire lifetime caring for our needs.  He knows what we need even before we ask him.  He meets our needs over and over and our cup overflows with his goodness and blessings.  He is amazing!  He can do anything!  Don’t forget to thank him.  Don’t forget to celebrate him.  He is good and his mercy endures forever.

One of our favorite songs is “Good Good Father”.  If you haven’t heard this before, I would encourage you to take a minute and listen to this video:

Be sure to check out our Father’s Day Weekend story about all the fun times we had with Daddy on Saturday and Sunday.  In the story I am writing today, I wanted to share with you our wonderful Father’s Day Miracle that happened on Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, we drove to a place along the river and took a drive around the adjoining lake.  We tried to find a quiet place along the shore with access to fish and with shady cover.  Most areas are privately owned and there are many houses all around the water’s edge.  We ended up returning to a little cove we had fished at six months ago.  Though it was a quiet spot in December, it was jam packed in June for Father’s Day.

We eventually found a small piece of shoreline with a few trees that we could use.  It was just what we needed. One of our boys got out his binoculars and did some bird watching.  Another one of my sons put up his hammock in the shade of the trees. The rest of us set up our fishing poles and got busy casting them out into the water as far as we could.

Then after about an hour, some people next to us ended their Father’s Day get-together and after they left we were able to spread out more and have a larger area of shoreline to fish, and now more trees for shade, and we acquired the use of the picnic table too.

I love fishing.  It is one of my favorite activities.  This is something I did with my dad growing up.  He loved to fish too.  He died many years ago.  But I have fond memories and think a lot about him on a day like today, especially because it is Father’s Day and we are fishing.

I am so glad my husband and kids like fishing too.  It was a hot day to be out fishing.  We spent about four hours in the heat, casting our lines.  One casting reel of one of the fishing poles broke when it fell on some rocks.  We also got some gear caught on a log out in the water, etc.  As usual, we kept Dad busy fixing things.  Despite the heat, we kept faithfully casting our lines even though we only had a few nibbles.

The younger kids got bored and eventually fished by hand for minnows with small hand held nets.  They actually caught a few.

During this time of fishing with my family, I prayed and sang to Father God quietly.  I felt so full of joy.  Even though it was hot, and even though I had not caught a single fish.  I was still filled with joy over the blessings Father God has given me.   I noticed as I sang, what appeared to be 100 small minnow size fish would show up very close to me in the water.  It was strange because when I didn’t sing and I just walked along the shore, the kids and I would notice maybe five to ten little fish nearby.  But when I would sing, nearly 100 would suddenly appear and stay until I stopped singing.  I have never seen fish do this before.

One of the prayers I prayed was to ask Father God to send fish to bless my husband for Father’s Day.  I wanted him to have a good experience fishing today.  I wanted him to catch a fish.  I wanted him to go home with some good memories and good sized fish to eat.

I asked Father God for a crazy request, and I knew that nothing is impossible with God and if it happened then no one could say it was their skills or their fishing gear that led to the outcome.  When my prayer would be answered, all you would be able to say is that “Father God made it happen”.  I prayed He would send a whole school of fish all at once for us to catch so that no one could deny that He had blessed us.  For several hours I believed without a doubt that He would send the fish.

My youngest son also started telling me about how he believed Father God was going to send fish, because He said he knew that “Father God could do anything”.  He was so happy when he said that.  I agreed with him.

I told him the story about the men in the boat on the lake who had fished all day and all night and hadn’t caught anything.  Then Jesus of Nazareth, Yahusha HaMeshiac, called out to them from the shore and told them to cast their nets on the other side.  They were so discouraged and basically said what is the use?  But then they obeyed and trusted him.  Next thing they did was haul in so much fish the load almost sank their boat.  They had to call for help and have more men bring their boat to help them too.  That was a miracle!

“Simon Peter told them, “I’m going fishing.”
They said, “We’ll go with you.” They set out in a boat, but throughout the night they caught nothing.  Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples didn’t realize it was Jesus.  Jesus called to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”  They answered him, “No.”  He said, “Cast your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”  So they did, and there were so many fish that they couldn’t haul in the net.  Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard it was the Lord, he wrapped his coat around himself (for he was naked) and jumped into the water.  The other disciples followed in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they weren’t far from shore, only about one hundred yards.  When they landed, they saw a fire there, with fish on it, and some bread.   Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you’ve just caught.”   Simon Peter got up and pulled the net to shore. It was full of large fish, one hundred fifty-three of them. Yet the net hadn’t torn, even with so many fish.   Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples could bring themselves to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.  Jesus came, took the bread, and gave it to them. He did the same with the fish.”  John 21:3-13

Then my son said “Mom, did you know the son of God can feed millions with bread and fish?” I agreed with his wisdom and faith at such a young age of only six years old.  Then he continued to tell me the story about how Jesus of Nazareth, Yahusha HaMeshiac, fed 5,000 men plus women and children with 5 fish and 2 loaves of bread.  After he prayed and blessed the fish and bread, he divided it and fed all the people.  Then his followers collected 12 baskets full of leftovers.  My son knows the truth and he knows Father God and His Son will feed you when you are hungry, and he can feed you in a special way that is bigger than anything you can imagine.

“When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion for them and healed those who were sick. That evening his disciples came and said to him, “This is an isolated place and it’s getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said to them, “There’s no need to send them away. You give them something to eat.” They replied, “We have nothing here except five loaves of bread and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to me.” He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looked up to heaven, blessed them and broke the loaves apart and gave them to his disciples. Then the disciples gave them to the crowds. Everyone ate until they were full, and they filled twelve baskets with the leftovers. About five thousand men plus women and children had eaten.” Matthew 14:14-21

So we continued to trust Father God for our bounty of fish, even though it got later and later and the sun was starting to go down.

While the younger kids enjoyed trying to catch minnows in their little nets, the older boys enjoyed other activities to pass the time.  One of the boys whittled sticks.  He found several buoyant very hard sticks to whittle and play with that must have spent a long time in the water before they washed ashore .

Another one of the boys just enjoyed watching the water and wildlife from his hammock and enjoyed relaxing. Another one of the big boys had brought binoculars and enjoyed bird watching.  There were geese, a variety of ducks, herrings, etc. to see.  Before long, a huge four foot tall snowy egret with a huge wingspan flew in and landed very close to us.  He was so thrilled.

About 7:30pm, a boat pulled up to our fishing spot.  I was a little irritated that they pulled up right in the middle of us fishing.  The boat was carrying three men.  One of the men jumped off the boat at the shore and walked up the hill to retrieve his truck and trailer.  As he passed by our fishing poles, folding chairs, and picnic table, as he kept walking hurriedly, he quietly asked do we need any fish and he kept walking up the hill.  He never stopped, but just spoke as he went.  I thought at first he was being friendly and saying “Hows the fishing?” Which seemed a little insulting after pulling a boat right through the middle of our fishing poles.  But then as I thought about it, I was sure he didn’t say that, but instead said ” Do you want any fish?”  He kept walking at a fast pace, so it was hard to hear exactly what he said.

He walked to the back of the parking lot to his vehicle.  Then he backed his trailer down to the boat dock to pull the boat from the water.  We were not fishing at the boat dock, the dock was around the corner in deeper water.  So the boat entering our shallow water fishing spot was really out of the ordinary and is enough to scare any and all fish away.

I felt disappointed.  All of my family felt it too.  They all looked back at me and then at the boat several times as if they didn’t know how to feel.  I felt that if Father God had brought the fish in to take our fishing lines, surely this boat had just ruined our only hope of catching anything. However, I was making a big mistake, because that very disappointment showed that I was at risk of forgetting how big and amazing my Father God is.  I swallowed my discouragement, and put on a smile, and eventually I mustered up a friendly wave to the other two men in the boat as they drove their boat away.  We are told to forgive, pray for and bless others, no matter how they treat us.  So I let the dissapointment go.  I now waved at them with a genuine blessing of peace and kindness.

Internally, I thought to myself “Where was my faith?”  I had just trusted Father God to bring us a school of fish, and I know He is God and if I put my complete trust in him, then why would I doubt his ability to overcome a boat that might disrupt his answer to my prayer?

God is AMAZING!

Before we knew it, the three men we had just seen come to shore in a boat, were now in the parking lot above us.  Their boat was securely on their trailer and they were doing the last steps of putting their gear away before leaving.  They asked us if we had “something to put some fish in?”  I said “we have a cooler”.  They said “is it cold?” and I said it had a little ice left from chilling water bottles earlier and that we would stop and get more ice on the way home.

Next thing I knew, there was fish being pulled out of the belly of their boat.  I wouldn’t have believed what I was seeing had I not said the prayer and trusted Father God to answer my prayer earlier.  I knew without a doubt Father God had worked a miracle for me.  He proved it was him.

It wasn’t a special fishing pole, or special gear, or the right spot along the shore, or anything that I could have done to “bring in the school of fish all at once”.  No, instead Father God answered my prayer His way, by sending three men on the water enjoying Father’s Day together.  They were lead to show up in the middle of our fishing trip in the middle of our fishing poles and stir the water and bless our family with their school of fish they had caught.  It was truly a miracle that only Father God could have done.

This Grandfather, Son, and Grandson trio of fishermen just kept pulling out more and more fish from the boat.

I told the men what had happened.  I told them all of it.  I told them how I trusted Father God for a whole school of fish that would arrive all at once.  I told them how my youngest son believed fish were on the way too.  I could see their shock and amazement on their faces.  I told them that I knew Father God had sent them.  I shared with them about the prayer I had prayed and how I had trusted Father God to answer my prayer.

Then the oldest Father in the group said “never doubt what Father God can do, he can do anything!”

 

YES! Father God is amazing! He is a good Father! He can do anything!

“Stay united with me, as I will with you — for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me.  I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can’t do a thing.  Unless a person remains united with me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up.  Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up.  If you remain united with me, and my words with you, then ask whatever you want, and it will happen for you.  This is how my Father is glorified — in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be my disciples (talmidim – student teachers – followers).  Just as my Father has loved me, I too have loved you; so stay in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love — just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love.  I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy be complete.  This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends.  You are my friends, if you do what I command you.  I no longer call you slaves, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is about; but I have called you friends, because everything I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.  You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you.”  John 15:4-16

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Kid Niche: Weave Your Word In Me Bible Study Review

We are instructed to think about Father God and his word continually.  His word is full of life and having a relationship with him and obeying his word brings blessings.  The scriptures tell us to talk about them with our children when we rise up, when we walk along the way, and when we go to bed so they will know who he is and all the mighty works he has done, they will honor him and will love him too.

“Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you, a land flowing with milk and honey.  Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”  Dueteronomy 6:1-9

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, parents can forget to follow these instructions and weave the word of God into their daily activities as the busyness of other day to day challenges can get in the way.  Kid Niche Christian Books offers a bible study called “Weave Your Word In Me – Part 1” by Susan Case Bonner that can help parents teach their kids about building a deeper relationship with Father God.

Weave Your Word In Me – Part 1

Bible Study

36 Lessons

Answer Key

Illustrated

77 Pages

Ages: 4th – 6th Grades

Retail $20

Weave Your Word In Me Part 1 helps kids learn who Father God is, build a relationship with him, think about the wonderful things he has done, and learn how to pray to him daily from their heart just as Jesus did.  It is designed for kids in 4th – 6th grades (Tweens).  This is the first part of a 2 part bible study series.   Part 1 contains “God the Father” and “God the Son” and Part 2  contains “God the Holy Spirit” and “What God Wants”.  Part 2 is available for $20 as a separate purchase. A bundled set that contains both Part 1 and Part 2 together is also available for $30.

The Lessons (72 pages) + the Answer Key (5 pages) + Free Enrichment Activities on the website make up this Bible study curriculum.  This Bible study use scriptures, prayer, plus a variety of other methods to develop the thought process about the topic.  Various methods used include scriptures, prayer, pictures, charts, definitions, drama, drawings, fill-in-the-blanks, illustrations, matching, sequence, multiple choice, and true or false type questions.  There is a place to write down your prayer at the end of each lesson.  Every prayer begins with “Dear Father in heaven…” and then have a different focus depending on the focus of the lesson.

Lesson include:

Part 1:   36 Lessons

God the Father: 14 Lessons

1) God is our heavenly Father. He likes us to talk to
him. Talking to God is called prayer.

1 Meet God the Father
2 Where God Lives
3 Our Listening God
4 Talking With God
5 The Name of God
6 The Greatness of God
7 Two Types of Pray-ers
8 An Encounter With God
9 True Humility

2) God loves and cares for all people.

10 God Loves All People
11 God Shows Kindness to All
12 God Loves Children
13 God Highly Values Us
14 No One Is Too Bad for God to Love

God the Son: 22 Lessons

3 a) Jesus’ Early Years and Preparation

15 Jesus’ Birth
16 Jesus’ Childhood
17 Jesus’ Baptism
18 Jesus’ Temptation

   b) Jesus’ Ministry on Earth

19 Jesus the Teacher
20 Jesus the Healer
21 Jesus the Leader
22 Jesus’ Lessons in Faith
23 Jesus the Miracle Worker
Background Information
24 Jesus’ Identity Revealed
25 Jesus the Giver of Life
26 Jesus the All-Knowing God

  c) Jesus’ Betrayal, Trial, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Return (Jesus’ Sacrifice and Reward)

27 Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest
28 Jesus’ Trial
29 Jesus’ Death
30 Jesus’ Resurrection
31 Jesus’ Ascension
32 Jesus’ Return and Reign

4) Anyone who receives Jesus as God and Savior
becomes God’s child.

33 Rejecting or Receiving Jesus
34 The Benefits of Receiving
35 What Jesus Is Preparing
36 The Receiving Criminal

Part 2:  44 Lessons (sold separately)

God the Holy Spirit: 16 Lessons

What God Wants: 28 Lessons

When I received my Bible study, it came unbound and printed on brightly colored heavy duty paper.  It is hole punched and ready to be inserted into a binder of your choice.  I chose a bright colored 3 ring binder with a clear pocket on the front and I put the provided cover page in the clear pocket of my binder and added the hole punched pages inside.  It was that easy and looks very nice.  I also added a pencil case (not pictured) with a highlighter, pencils, and gel pens too.  This study can be done at home or slip the binder and bible into a bag or backpack to take on outings too.

This study is flexible and can be used in a way that fits best with your schedule.  It could be used for the whole school year for 36 weeks doing 1 lesson a week, or 1 semester for 18 weeks if done with 2 lessons a week, or finish in 12 weeks if doing 3 lessons a week, or work on it every day and complete it even sooner.  It is up to you how fast or slow you want to proceed.

Each lesson is filled with colorful illustrated pages, large print and large places to write your answers.

The author has done a nice job of including scripture in each lesson and getting kids to think about it and write down answers.  Lessons are short and are usually only 1 to 3 pages long.  Some lessons include additional background information for a mini history lesson.   At the end of each lesson are a few questions that vary in style from fill in the blank, to multiple choice, to true false, etc.  At the end of each lesson is also a place for the kids to write out their prayer regarding what they learned in the lesson and how it applies to their life.

The Answer Key for questions in each lesson is found in the back of the study and is compatible with 6 different Bible translations: KJV, ESV, NKJV, NIV, NASB, NABRE.

The study can be adapted to other translations though the Answer Key won’t reflect the exact wording as it does with the 6 translations it covers.

The main component in Part 1 is a prayer guide that helps kids learn who God is and how to talk with God.  It helps kids understand the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught us to pray in the scriptures.  The bible study uses both the Lord’s Prayer and another prayer written by the Author called “My Whole Self Before You”.

At first I was somewhat put off by using “another” prayer as a guide for a bible study.  At the beginning of the study, it compares the “The Lord’s Prayer” vs “My Whole Self Before You” prayer, and seems to indicate that they have basically the same meaning.  This bothered me at first because I was taught not to put my own spin on the scriptures, and not to add or take away from scriptures.  Jesus taught us how to pray and that is enough.  We don’t have to “tweak” it.

My husband and I discussed these points in depth.  Sometimes praying can seem repetitive and even Jesus said we should not repeat the same things over and over (like chanting) that we have memorized and we should speak from our heart.  So I decided to press on and after digging further into the bible study, I realized that the “My Whole Self Before You” prayer is an example to teach kids how to pray to Father God in their own words and by learning how to pray, they also build a relationship with him.  It is not intended to replace the Lord’s Prayer Jesus spoke (even though at first it seemed to be indicating this), but instead the Bible study follows the blueprints of what Jesus prayed and helps kids see through a step by step process that they can also pray following his blueprint.

The actual blueprint for praying is honoring God first, and thanking him for his blessings in our life and his provision, and asking him to forgive us, helping us to forgive others who have wronged us, ask him to guide and direct us, and keep us from harm, and acknowledging that he has all authority, power, and dominion forever.  Praying with this method, in our own words from our sincere heart, brings us closer to Father God and builds our relationship with him.

I had originally intended to use this study daily with my 10 year old as a supplement to her other studies.  She is at the “Tween” age and this was written for kids in 4th – 6th grades.  However, she wasn’t so excited to work on it by herself.   Even though the lessons are manageable, there is reading and looking up scriptures that involves even more reading.  Reading is not her thing right now.  She is a slow reader and she would rather do other things.  Some of my kids would jump at the opportunity to read and explore.  However, she is an audio visual learner and she doesn’t enjoy reading very much at this young “Tween” phase she is in.  I hope that one day soon she will enjoy reading, but for now, she doesn’t prefer it.  She does like hearing others read, she likes audio stories, videos, and social interaction and she absorbs a lot from those methods.

There are some additional learning videos and enrichment activities with hands on learning available on the website that she has jumped at the opportunity to do and has enjoyed.

Enrichment Activity 1a & 1b: The Potter

Enrichment activity 1c: Jesus Prays To Father

Enrichment activity 2a, 2b, and 2c: Emerald Rainbow and Northern Lights.

We did two versions of this activity.  One version was a freehand style painting of the Northern Lights using watercolors and wax crayons as directed in the activity.  The second one was a pre-printed page we found online of the Northern Lights as seen from Canada.

So I decided after digging into the first couple of lessons with her, to change things up a bit and make this a weekly Bible study for my whole family.  I spent some time reading through it before I read it aloud to my husband and kids.  I am glad I made this choice for our family.   It got Dad and big brothers in on the discussion with the younger ones and we can all learn from each other and my Tween is benefiting even more from doing it this way than when she was doing it alone.

I tucked the bible study into my travel bag and took it with us on our weekly road trips.  We are using it as a study and discussion tool.  I read it aloud to my family and then have one of them read the bible verse(s).  Then I asked them the questions and have more discussion.  We waited to do the enrichment projects until we were home to reinforce the message.  I was surprised how deeply our discussions as a family have went on these trips.  This has been a great study tool.

We got all the kids involved in the enrichment activities.  They love hands on learning and Unit Studies are our prefered method and this Bible study plus the enrichment activities is like a great big Prayer Unit Study.  The kids have enjoyed learning about what a potter does.  It helped them understand how our Father God is like a potter and we are his clay.  We watched the suggested video on Youtube, and then the kids got out our playdough and pretended to be potter’s and created their own creations.  All six of my kids really enjoyed this activity and talked about how their life is like clay in Father God’s hands.

Jesus Praying in the Garden:  We don’t have stained glass or similar items, though I saw a tutorial on making your own “shrinky dinks” or “light” catchers by staining / painting plastic and heating it in the oven and it comes out looking similar to stained glass and we may try something like this soon.  For now we printed out the page and some of the kids used paints, some used crayons, etc. to finish it.

Another brother used colored pencils enjoyed quiet time outside alone with Father God contemplating yielding his life to Father God as Jesus did.

Another one of my sons wanted to draw his own sketch of the picture. He spent some quiet time and sketched free hand the picture of Jesus praying in his sketch book.

Northern Lights activity:  We watched a video and also looked up information on Wikipedia.  Then my kids used various methods: watercolors, water colors with wax crayons, and sketching with charcoal pencil and colored pencils, to create their own Northern Lights or Emerald Rainbow pictures.

An upcoming enrichment activity the kids are looking forward to making soon is prayer boxes.  We have collected some altoid tins already and plan to print out some scriptures about praying on small cards that are business card size so they fit in nicely, and put in a pencil and small note pad.  We also plan to make a bigger version with a metal cookie tin.  For these large tins we plan to put in items that help to study your bible such as a highlighter, book mark, pen, as well as a nice notebook that can be used as a place to write down prayers and journal about bible study.   Both of these types of boxes will reflect God’s promises about prayer.  So when you open it, you can pull out a scripture and read it and be reminded that God loves you and hears your prayers.  These will make a wonderful activity for kids and wonderful gifts to give away too.

There are several suggested activities that relate to the Bible study lessons and way too many enrichment activities to mention.   You can take a look yourself on the FREE Activities page of the website.

I believe it is important to point everyone, and especially kids, to Father God.  The prayer opportunities at the end of each lesson in this bible study tie it all together and are my favorite part because they build the relationship with the Father.  These lessons, enrichment activities, and prayers teach kids to take time to talk to Father, honoring him, thanking him, and reaching out to him from their heart.

About the Author:

Susan Case Bonner is a woman who wears many hats.  She is a wife and mother, and over the years has been a Homeschool teacher, Author, Sunday School teacher, Chapel Speaker, Conference Speaker, Christian Education Director, and is a graduate of Columbia State University.

Susan says she believes “boring” and “Bible” don’t belong in the same sentence.  She is excited about her faith and wants to share it.  She has developed this bible study and a website full of enriching activities such as topic related activities, puzzles, projects, music, art lessons, and videos from the web, that help bring the bible to life for kids.

I found these videos with Susan Case Bonner on her Youtube channel discussing the book with the poem she wrote for younger children “My Whole Self Before You” (which this bible study for Tweens was based on):

And this one:

Be sure to check out more Books and Bible Study Resources by Susan Case Bonner available at Kid Niche Christian Books.  In addition to the FREE Enrichment Activities, she also has a blog with tips for using the curriculum and support for homeschool families.  She has Bible Study Curriculum products for kids of all ages, including books for younger children, for Tweens, and Teens, as well and the Whole Family too.

 

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Homeschool Review Crew

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Lead Me In The Way Everlasting

Do you ever have a restless night when it is hard to sleep?  What do you do during those times?  Do you worry about your day?  Do you worry about tomorrow?

When a lack of sleep happens to me, I try to spend those hours laying in bed praying and seeking the Lord instead of worrying.   There is a peace that takes over your heart and mind when you seek God and ask Him to lead.

A wise man wrote:  “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”   Psalm 139 : 23 – 24

Jesus said to pray like this: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”  Matthew 6 : 9 -12

Worry is the opposite of faith.  Worry is fear.  It is a lack of faith.  Faith comes from hearing the word of God and putting your hope and trust 100% in what God has said and seeing his word manifest in your life.  God is faithful and he will always take care of you.  He is the living water of life that never runs dry.  He will always answer your call to him and will always provide for you. He loves you and forgives you and delights in guiding and caring for you.

I just wanted to encourage you to ask God to lead you today and everyday in HIS way, because you can trust Him that his way is true and will last forever.

Be blessed!

 

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