Sunday, April 20, 2008


God Is In The Details.

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord, I hope that you have not lost Hope and Faith in His power and plans for your life.
I pray that you rise every morning and greet the Father as He greets us. I pray that every evening you Thank Him goodnight knowing you will be given a restful sleep because He will sing over you and your family through the night. amen.

I pray that before you step out of your home in the mornings you pray to God and thank Him for keeping all your shortcomings and weaknesses in His view so that He will equip you with all that you will need to accomplish for the day.

God Is In The Details.

When you give God your day-EVERY DAY-, what you are doing is saying to Him; " I know to humble myself that I am not fully capable to do anything without your guidance and blessing upon me.' You are saying, 'Lord I know-I confess that my weaknesses and areas of shortness in knowledge, short money, short good health, shortness in wisdom, understanding, strength, love, forgiveness, patience, etc... is plenty, so I am trusting in You--I am believing in You--I am walking with all the faith I have on the path that You, The Lord God Almighty in the name of Jesus has given me to do--I will do as You say. I give You Father God my day as I am fully covered by the blood of Jesus, in His name, amen. ( 2 Cor 12:9 Amp.)

Pray over your children--they are much weaker than you are, think about it a mintue. With all that God is working on you about................................Ok, now think on how much life your children have not lived yet-the mistakes they have not made yet--the opportunities they have not had to be tempted and to have to decide what is the Right thing to do. You must equip your children with the Word and Love of God so that they grow up into the adults that God created them to be.

If you are teaching them the Ways and Love of God and they make some wrong decisions and choices along their path -(which is a part of living and growing)- that is not on you. In fact, praise God that you did equip them with the Word, with a firm foundation full of knowledge so they know how to pray and talk to God, Thank You Jesus if you are teaching them to Be His love toward Him, themselves, the family members, their friends, etc...because when life does rear it's ugly head up in their faces, they will be able to stare into the eye of it and speak the truth that they know about God. They will learn that If God was there for my grandmother, my father, my mother my auntie, then i know He will be there for me also-they will know that they saw you talking to God-praying to Jesus and how The Love of God was there for you.

This is what God means when He says to raise your children up in Him. So that when you are not around and there is not another adult with Your child's best interests at heart to help them--YOUR child will know what to do--Go To God!

It is very simple--it is the Way that Jesus taught it. Easy to learn, to comprehend. All we have to do is study What He said to do & Do It!

Too many People put more time and money into keeping their vehicles tuned up, registered, in proper legal status and looking good, than they do for their children.

The shortnesses in them are even greater than in you. Make sure you say prayer over your children While they are sitting down listening to YOU say it. Children learn from example FIRST!! Then from outside the home sources. If they see you praying to God in the name of Jesus, everyday--going to God with the issues of the family, your job their school lives, their protection while at school & choices in friends--Going to God to thank Him for all that He has already done for you.....they will do the same.
Teach them simple prayers.

God Is In The Details.
hile on your next trip to WallyWorld or, go by a Family Christian Book Store and buy a childrens Bible. Ask the clerk for help finding one appropiate for your child's age. Look through it and take notice of how the sentences are put together. Make sure your child will be able to understand. It's not that much to spend on your child, considering all the 'other things' that we buy them.

Yes I know, that in order to teach your children about God and Jesus and His Holy Spirit, you first must know about Him from reading, studying and from first hand experience. No matter where you are in your journey with God, no matter how many mistakes you have made, no matter how little you know about Jesus...Open up your mouth and your heart and Ask God In the name of Jesus to help you learn about Him, Jesus and The Holy Spirit--And to help you teach your children--And He Will do as You ask. Don't worry about anything, if you have not started to--do so now, start trusting Him more, leaning on Him, talking to Him, waiting on Him to answer you --to show you the way to do and go.

LOL- With Joy-See, this is not the order of what I thought I was going to write about-LOL! God is so Good to us all! amen. It is what He says you need to know. I am tickled....

What I started out writing is this=
I know that I did not put a "Gospel Praise Friday!" up on last Friday (4.18.08) as I usually do. Let me tell you why.

One of our daughters had a field trip to Raleigh to the Museum of Natural Sciences with her class. This daughter has special needs and is in an ECP class. Many of you may know what that means, and many of you reading this may not. I will give some details a little later. This daughter is very intelligent, but has learning delays and ability delays....delays, and despite all her 'issues', she is every bit a natural 10 year old.

So, I knew she really wanted to go on this trip, and she has 'sensory issues' (sounds and light), and the bus ride would have been abit much for her, So I thought. But she got on the bus to come back to school instead of riding with me. Yeeaahhh!

God Is In The Small Things! amen.

So I drove her and we followed behind the bus to the museum.

She was so excited as were the other students. Let me clue you in on a few things; we live in a rural area and these kids are exposed to material 'things' more than 'things' that will enrich their existance. They know all the evils and negatives of the world, but not enough about the beauty that God has created in the world for our lives. Too many do not have a balance of His beauty and mans ways as they should. Many of their parents do not know or understand that 'Parenting is a Heart Job!' amen.

Many of these special needs children also do not know the unconditionaLove from family and people as they should know it. The kind of love that is security and full of encouragement in order to grow into the adults that they were created to be. The kind of love that forgives unconditionally, that teaches, and learns also, the kind of love that allows for mistakes...more than once. The kind of love that is Selfless and giving instead of always taking and beating down-never spite of.

Having taught art in public school for 18 years prepared me for the arrival of my daughter. When you teach art you get all the students whether they are seen as "normal" or special needs.

I must confess that I have always felt privileged to be given Not just a child from God, but that He thought me worthy to raise a special needs child. How my heart sings praises to Him. I have had people try to give me some of their pity because of my daughter...I'm sorry-I don't need your pity or help--she is the 2nd Best thing that God has done for me - the Best thing that He did was to Save My Life--as i should have been dead many times over-i truly would not be here writing about Him and His Love for Us All--giving His encouragement in the name of Jesus-had He not come and got me when I cried out to Him! Amen.

I have been in close contact with children & special needs children for many years before my daughter was born. As I look back on it now, I see I was being prepared to receive the life of my daugther. I also fought hard for the rights of these children-whether they were special needs or not. Or should I say, whether they were labeled special needs or not; as I feel Every body is born 'special needs' and is in need of help as they grow and develop physically in the natural. And without doubt, We Are All Special Needs when it comes to Our Spiritual Lives. Thank You, Father God and Jesus for Your Holy Spirit.

But the 'labeled children' have always held a special place in my heart as I learned more about their home life, that space grew larger and required more strength and courage to work with them. So they Could also see that God made them special , In Spite of...that God put abilities and gifts within them also that no one else can do. To be able to teach any and all children to see this within themselves, so that they are able to let it out, is such a reward.

I am going to end now. I will complete the 'field trip & teaching story part' of this later. I'll end with these scriptures and the 2 videos I know will speak to your spirits with encouragement and a continued faith in our Lord Jesus.

In Matthew 19:13-15 It is written; "Then little children were brought to Jesus, that He might put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But Jesus said, Leave the children alone! Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed. And He put His hands upon them, and then went on His way."

In the Book of Mark it is written this way; vs.14-15; "But when Jesus saw it, He was indignant and pained and said to them, Allow the children to come to Me--do not forbid or prevent or hinder them--for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive and accept and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child does positively shall not enter it at all. And He took them [the children up one by one] in His arms and [fervently invoked a] blessing, placing His hands upon them."

"Past Time Paradise" - Stevie Wonder

"Love Is Need Of Love Today"- Stevie Wonder


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