Receive the Kingdom as a child

Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all]. (Luke 18:17 AMP)

In what way does God expect us to be like a child?What do children do? When the Bible compares us to things,it is a good idea to find out the characteristics of those things and draw parallels from them.

1.Receive joyfully: Have you ever given a child something they like? They take it with joy, they do not wonder wether they “deserve it”. They do not try to be worthy of it, they just take it and play with it or wear it or eat it( depending on what it is). God wants us to receive His blessing happily without wondering weather we deserve it or not.

2.No condemnation: Let’s say you were to chastise your child about something, then send them out to go play or give them their dinner. What would they do? Move on! They would not hang around looking sad, trying to “make up” for what they did. “Oh mom, I need to do more chores to make for my bad behavior”. God wants us to accept his forgiveness once we repent and not keep dredging up the past.

3.Like to play: Children love to play! Learning to enjoy everyday life is not about shirking your responsibilities, it’s about loosening up and enjoying the journey. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to play. Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly”. That sounds like a happy life to me!

4.Like to laugh: Children laugh. They laugh, and they laugh. Sometimes you just have to find something to laugh about. Laughter is indeed the best medicine.

5 Curious: Children want to know and want to learn. Most of the time, their curiosity is almost tangible. If we don’t learn we don’t grow and if we stop growing, we start dying. God wants us to be teachable and to keep learning more about Him. Let us not think that we know it all.

6. Expect parents to take care of them: Children expect their parents to take care of them, in fact, the average little child expects its parents to be able to cough up its demands at a moments notice. God expects us to trust that He will take care of us.

7.Think that parents can do anything, have absolute faith in parents: In line with point 6 above children think their parents are all-powerful. God is all powerful and can do anything. He deserves our unwavering trust.

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Praising God- The attitude of the heart

The following is an excerpt from His Delight: 31 Days of Praise and Worship.

Do you think of God as a mean judge? Do you think of Him as some unpredictable, whimsical being? Or is He to you like Santa Claus: giving you everything you want as long as you are a good boy or girl? God is good and worthy to be praised and worshipped. He gave us life and all the good things that we have. A constant appreciation of His goodness is the attitude of a true worshipper.

A person who would seek to truly worship God realizes that God is Sovereign and perfect and God all by Himself. He does not need any validation from man to be God. Lack of belief in Him does not take away from His deity, and He does not have to do anything for us and yet, He does. For these reasons, we should be ready to thank and praise Him for the little things, even as we trust Him for bigger things.

David was called a man after God’s heart because even though he was weak and imperfect, his attitude towards God was one of reverence and humility. So, as you meditate on the goodness of God, let the attitude of your heart be one of reverence, awe, gratefulness and faith because out of this will flow sincere praise to God.

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Opening Meditation

Opening Meditation.

Sister to Sister

Hey girls! Here a  few simple tips on your road to living a balanced life.

Your spiritual health: Stay connected to God. Take time to pray and  read your Bible. Make God your number one priority and the rest will be easier than you imagined.

Your emotional health: Stay filled with the joy of the Lord. Learn to enjoy life. Do not go through life on survival mode or you might burn out. Take a break  when you start to feel overwhelmed.

Your physical health: Do not be too busy working or taking care of other people. You have to take care of your health. Eat healthy, exercise, see a doctor when you need to. You have only one body, take care of it.

Your social health: Develop healthy friendships with ladies other than your sisters and daughters. Find Christian friends that you can share with. Iron sharpeneth iron, the Bible says.

Your work life: Do your best at work and try not to take it home with you. In the same vein, leave home matters at home. Do not take on more projects you can handle, at home, at work or socially. Take a vacation when you need to, taking a break from work is not an option, it is a necessity!

Hope this helps someone. Good night!

His Delight(Praising Him)

The following is another excerpt from His Delight. It is a doxology, which is a prayer of praise. Be blessed!

Father of Lights in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning, hallowed be Your Name. How great You are Lord.
You blot out sins and never remember them again. Thank you merciful King for I know there is no sin too big for you to forgive.
Cleanser and Restorer, Baptizer in the Holy Ghost; the One who saves and saves completely.
Thank You Jesus who gave all to save me, there is nothing, no one, who can compare to you.
I love you
Praise to You Lord!

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JESUS(Haiku)

A Savior once born,
Lived, died, rose to save mankind,
A Judge to become.

My Life Sucks!

The following is an excerpt from my book His Delight:31 days of Praise and Worship.

You  may be reading this and thinking, my life is a mess, I have nothing to praise   God for. Let me challenge you: you do have something to praise God for and it   is just human nature to focus on all that is going   wrong instead of even a few things that are going right. When I am in the  dumps, I try to remember the smallest good thing that I have.

 
If you are reading this, praise God for   your eyesight. If it is being read to you, thank God   that you can hear.
If you are in the hospital, thank God   that you are con­scious enough to read. If your marriage   is in trouble, praise God that you even have a spouse.
 
If you are divorced, thank God that you will get a second chance. If you are a busy mother, praise God that   you have children. If you have a home to live in, thank God for it. If you   have a job, thank God for the opportunity to work.
If you are a pastor, praise God for the   call on your life. If you were robbed, thank God   that your life was spared. If you are bereaved or grieving, give God praise   for the life that your loved one had and thank God for His comfort. My point   is, if you look hard enough you will find something praiseworthy in your life and something to give thanks to God for.
 
In praising Him through the challenges,   struggles and pressures of life, you will find that God will bring you to a   place of peace and comfort. Apart from that, He will give you wisdom and   provide you with solutions that can only be found in   His presence. Praise Him in spite of your troubles.
 
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 103
 

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