Listen to my words…have the faith of a child
Be curious and seek after me
When I answer you, accept what I have said
And follow Me without question
For the child has no fear, they trust who is leading them
Take note and learn from these young ones
For by their actions they teach all people
Listen to my words…have the faith of a child
Some say that science is the enemy of faith. Many believe that theories such as evolution and the Big Bang attempt to offer an non-biblical explanation of how the earth and the heavens came to be, and how life eventually populated the planet. .
But videos like the one above help to show us that not all science conflicts with the word of God. Some study disciplines such as archaeology actually help to validate the Holy Bible, while dismissing ideas and beliefs which conflict with the inspired Word given to us by the Lord.
The video is less than twelve minutes long, but is told in an entertaining and informative way. Watching it is time well spent…
Do we believe the bible to be true just because it says it is, (2 Timothy 3:16-17)? Or is there more to it than that…
This video explains how history proves the facts and accuracy of the original biblical manuscripts dating back centuries. It shares prophetic statements made in certain books of the bible, which man could not have known unless inspired by a Supreme Being. The facts presented here give logical reasoning to the bible as absolute truth.
It is only about ten minutes long, and is well worth watching. Take the time to investigate this information and let us build our faith by what it shows us!
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned–
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.
Praising God – The First Thing!
Do you know that praising God is the best thing to do first before anything else? Have you ever been in a situation that you feel all alone? Or have you encountered a difficult situation in your life and you don’t know what to do, like losing your job or suffering the loss of someone very close to your heart? Consider the good times such as when you receive a raise from your boss or earn high marks at school? What do you usually do during these moments? Praising God makes every circumstance of our lives complete, essential, and eminently worthwhile.
Webster defines the word praise as to say good things about and it is synonymous to words such as admire, commend, extol, honor, and worship. A definition of Christian praise is the joyful thanking and adoring of God, the celebration of His goodness and grace.1 This simply implies that the act of praising is rightfully due to God alone.
Praising God – Why?
Why is praising God important? The reasons are countless. First, God deserves to be praised and He is worthy to receive our praise:
- “For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods” (Psalm 96:4).
- “Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom” (Psalm 145:3).
- “I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies” (2 Samuel 22:4).
- “You are worthy, our LORD and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being” (Revelation 4:11).
Second, praising God is useful and favorable for us. By praising God, we are reminded of the greatness of God! His power and presence in our lives is reinforced in our understanding. “Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant” (Psalm 135:3).
Third, praise discharges strength in faith, which causes God to move on our behalf. “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger” (Psalm 8:2). Praising God also transforms the spiritual environment that we have. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 clearly illustrates the alteration that happened when the Levites gave praise and thanks to the Lord and the temple was filled with a cloud signifying the glory of God. “The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’ Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.”
Fourth, God inhabits the atmosphere of praise. Psalm 22:3 says, “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel” (KJV). If we want to see a clear manifestation of God’s blessings and grace, all we need to do is to praise Him with all our heart, our mind, and our soul…
(Read more at: http://www.allaboutgod.com/praising-god.htm)
A good thought on bullying from Angel…Steve