WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/index.htm
Getting to know God together.
I lived in a big city once, the Gold Coast city, Surfer's Paradise.
Now I live in a small town.
Where do you live?
Maybe it is a big city where millions of people live too.
Cities can be exciting, but they can make kids go wrong sometimes.
Some city kids follow others into bad ways.
Even small kids can see things they shouldn't see.
They might see street kids who are on drugs roaming around.
They might see old men in rags, real dirty, sleeping on park benches.
You might see young people drinking from whisky bottles.
Surfer's I worked to help street kids at a Christian centre.
Even in Australia where it is so lovely, and free, there are 'lost" children.
When I say "lost" I mean they are lost inside themselves.
They don't know where they are.
Some of those street kids once had mums and dads,
nice rooms, plenty to eat and clean clothes.
Now here they were in our centre begging for money for drugs,
trying to run from the police!
is not a nice world out there.
Do you know what the word "tempt" means?
A person who "tempts" someone is a person who tries to get you to do wrong.
They might tempt you to look at dirty pictures.
They might tempt you to sniff something, or take a pill.
They might want you to pinch something.
Obeying the rules at home can be a bit of a drag at times.Don't do it!
Prayer:Why not make a "SAY NO!" rule right now.
obey your parents in the Lord,
for this is right.
Honour thy father and thy mother, "
EXTRAS FOR TEENS AND BETWEENS
are wrong to think there is no hope for the world.
Jesus Christ will one day come back and make this world brand new,
and He will reign over it as King for a thousand years.
The future for our world is thrilling, so get on the side of the Coming King right now.
I John 5:11-15.
(This is the John near the end of the New Testament, not the Gospel John).
we know that the Son of God is come,
and hath given us an understanding,
that we may know him that is true..." (I John 6:20).
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