WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.
OUT IN THE REAL WORLD WITH THE
Jill and her brother Danny were changing schools. They are were both a bit churned up inside because they didn’t know what to expect. Dad said, “Why don’t you go to the Bible to get instructions about how to act in your new school?” That seemed a bit ridiculous to the children, “The Bible can’t help us at a new school, that is a bit way-out Dad. I might not know much yet about the Bible, but I sure know it hasn’t got instructions about school!” growled Danny. He was a bit annoyed about having to change school - and worried about how strange he might feel as a newcomer.
That night Dad came into the
living room and sat with Jill and Danny. “I thought I would show you how
important God’s Word is when we are concerned about things in our lives.
Knowing about what God says in the Word will make such a tremendous difference
to how you cope with life.” So he asked the kids to listen carefully and
he read out to them wonderfully helpful things straight from the Lord.
The Bible DID show them how to cope at the new school, they were so amazed.
This is what Dad showed them:
“All right,” he said, “you
are worried about how to get along
with other students who are strangers, is that correct?”
Jill and Danny agreed they were.
“Then this is what the Bible tells you:
Jill and Danny were really listening
now, they could see how important their own attitudes were going to be
in the new school. Dad went on, “how should you react to teachers who might
try to make you go against what you believe in God?”
And he read from Acts 5:29:
“Then Peter and the other
apostles answered and said,
We ought to obey God rather than men.”
There are lots of situations kids face every day, and God can guide you through the reading of His Word into good and proper action in every problem area. How important it is to know God’s Bible, and to obey it. This is the way to have a happy and successful life. Praise the Lord, He will never leave you in the dark!
“Thy word is a lamp unto my
feet, and a light unto my path.’
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