Let’s look at the power of your faith through the story of Cynthia. Cynthia stood afar watching how the crowd pushed towards the table stand where some girls stood, sharing fliers for a singing audition.
She loved to sing but wasn’t so sure she would make any audition. Her toothbrush was her microphone and her younger brother was no help at all.
She moved towards the crowd, biting her lips and clenching her fists.
“Here goes nothing”, she told herself as she got closer.
There was a lady in the bible who felt just the way Cynthia did. A woman with a long standing health issue stood where Jesus was.
She had heard of how Jesus had been healing people and wondered if He would heal her.
The woman thought, “If I can even touch his coat, that will be enough to heal me.” Mark 5:28 ICB
After much deliberation, she found her way through the thick crowd around Jesus and touched the hem of His garment. Instantly she was healed and Jesus knew someone had touched Him. He asked who had, the woman came forward, told Him her condition and He further prayed for her (Mark: 5:29-34).
I am sure the woman too said, ” Here goes nothing”, as she went ahead to touch Jesus’ garment. Just like Cynthia did too.
You never know what will happen if you don’t take that much needed step.
Are you still unsure of taking that step forward to accept Christ as your Saviour and Lord? You think He will reject you or that you are not good enough for Him? Jesus Christ will never reject anybody that comes to Him. He loves you more than you could ever imagine.
So, take a bold step today and touch the hem of His garment, let Him help you.
Dear child, you must understand the Father’s love for you. Is there anything or anyone that can separate you from the love of God? Your mom or dad? Siblings or friends? Your face or clothes? An angel? What else can you think of?
News flash! There’s nothing or no one that can remove God’s love for you from Your heavenly father’s heart.
He loves you so much. Remember that He sent His most precious son, Jesus, to come to die for you. How could He now allow something or someone to make Him stop loving you? Not even His angels. You are very precious to Him.
Look at the verse below
“Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from the love God has for us. Not death, not life, not angels, not ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, or anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Romans 8:38 – 39 ICB
This was apostle Paul writing about the impossibility of God to stop loving us. He wrote that no power here on earth, no situation, nothing will make God stop loving us.
When you sin and feel that God will stop loving you or has stopped doing so, read these verses and know that He can never do so.
Ask for forgiveness and receive it with joy. Do not let the devil or anyone tell you otherwise. Your great Father in heaven wants nothing to separate you from Him.
What does it mean to be chosen? The word “chosen” signifies being set apart for a reason.
How are people chosen? People are chosen on account of certain attributes they have. Things like a good character, telling the truth, humility and discipline make people to be chosen.
Let’s look at the verse in Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5 ICB
This was God speaking to the prophet Jeremiah. The Lord chose Jeremiah to speak to the children of Israel. These people were very stubborn and disobeyed God many times. God sent Jeremiah to them with warnings to turn from their wayward ways.
Look at the first part of the verse–Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you…
God created everyone and before we were even put in our mother’s womb. You were already alive before God put you in her womb.
God has seen everything about you and decided to call you for His own. That’s why He chose you for that.
If God chooses you to do something, it means you are very special to Him. That there is a particular work God has for you.
Look well at this verse and meditate on it. Declare it over and over, personalize the words and believe.
There is something special about you and God wants to use the special gift He has given you for the good of His kingdom here on earth.
Hello dear, today I will be talking to you about how you are protected by God, and preservation.
These days, there are lots of reasons to want extra security for yourselves. Even your parents on a daily bases are very interested in keeping safe at home, school, playground, every way. There are lots of cases of robbery, kidnapping, and so on.
Beyond the security that you can pay for is being divinely protected by Jesus. Isn’t that awesome?
Being guarded by the angels of God at all times, making sure you are safe and untouched by evil hands.
See what the Psalmist said;
You will keep them and preserve them, O Lord; You will guard and keep us from this [evil] generation forever. –Psalms 12:7 (AMP)
God first of all will preserve you and me, and then guard and keep us from this evil generation.
This gives you every reason to keep out fear, because the Most High is going to preserve, guard, and keep you from all evil.
Look at what the bible says in another place;
…then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. – Psalms 91:10-12 (AMP)
God will command his angels on your behalf, isn’t that amazing?
You mean so much to God; he isn’t going to leave the job of protecting you to just your parents and security persons at home or in school, his angels are also going to be on guard.
Now you know you can live every day in the consciousness of being protected. You are protected by God.
Prayer: Lord, I pray that I am persevered, guarded, and kept at all times. Amen.
Action point: Don’t allow the devil put fear in you.
You have some significance as light. In a dark place, light is needed. It helps the eyes to see well, aids accurate movement, and creates an atmosphere of peace.
The absence of light makes one blind, can cause accidents, falls, makes the overall place chaotic and fearful.
Jesus asked if one would light a candle and place it under a bed. To think of it, why would anyone place a lighted candle under a bed?
Jesus used this illustration to show his disciples how the light they have (Jesus) is supposed to be shown to others who are yet to know Him. Not to hide our light, maybe out of fear of being mocked or abused.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14
Knowing Jesus gives us peace and guides us to live well in this chaotic world we live in. Jesus wants us to tell others about Him through our words, actions, and lives.
This verse shows you the power you wield as a believer. The power to help people see the light and walk in it.
May your light shine for all men to see and follow. Amen.
Prayer: Lord, I am grateful for Your light that helps me draw men to You. May men come to You through Your light in me. Amen.
Action plan: Pray that your light will bring men to God.
One of the greatest miracles Jesus performed in the bible was when he fed more than five thousand people with five loaves and two fishes.
I am sure you have read this story in your bible storybook. How awesome do you think that must have been for Jesus disciples and the people that ate the bread and fish?
Let me show you what I learned from this story of five loaves and two fishes.
“…We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. “Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children. –Matthew 14:17-21 (NIV)
1. Jesus directed the people to sit down. As children of God, God wants you to be orderly, even Jesus needed people to be orderly before he performed the miracle.
2. Jesus gave thanks to God. Thanksgiving is very important for us as God’s children, learn to give thanks at all times. That’s how to multiply your sweet and biscuit, thank God for providing for your parents, and then thank your parents for buying you things you like. Always be grateful.
3. The disciples obeyed Jesus. Obedience is very important; God wants you to obey your parents and those older than you. In fact, there is a blessing attached to obeying your parents, the bible says if you do, your days will be long.
After over five thousand people ate from five loaves and two fishes, there were leftover of twelve baskets full, don’t you want that kind of blessing for you and your parents? Be orderly, give thanks and stay obedient and God will keep blessing your parents because of you.
Father in the name of Jesus, help me to be orderly, obedient and always thankful in Jesus name. Amen.
Take time to thank God for your parents.
My children are full of gratitude and obedient at all times.
The Never Changing God. People will often disappoint you in this world. There are things you expect them to do or not do that they will not do or do. You can’t expect people to always be the same. They are human like you and have to deal with so many things.
But one person will never disappoint you. He is Jesus, the son of God. In the book of Hebrews, we see how Jesus remains the same forever.
Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
This verse is saying that before you were born, Jesus was loving and kind (yesterday), and He is still the same kind and loving person He was today, and that He will still remain loving and kind tomorrow and forever.
So, you can see how Jesus has remained the same all through generations. He was kind and loving to your great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents. He will be and is kind and loving towards you as He will be to your children.
Jesus will never change towards you. No matter the sin you commit as long as you ask for forgiveness and stop the sin.
Write this in your top thirty verses to know. Let this be a weapon to use when the enemy tries to tell you that Jesus will fail you. Tell him that your Jesus will never fail you.
May the Lord’s love continually surround you all the days of your life. Amen.
Prayer: Lord, Jesus, thank you for displaying your trustworthiness all through generations. I rest in Your reliability. Thank You.
Action Point: Are you gradually losing focus? Retrace your steps right away.
Stress is a daily part of our lives. We can’t hide Children from stress but can only find ways to minimize its effects on us. A little stress though is good for us.
Children also experience stress. It could be a bully at school, a harsh teacher, or even an uncomfortable classroom.
At home, it could be rifts between siblings, parental discord, or the death of a family member or friend.
Older children often are able to identify something that is bothering them, unlike younger ones who have not acquired the capacity to do so.
And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child. – 1 Sam 3:8 KJV
Children don’t and can’t manage stress the way adults do. It shows through their words, actions, and behaviours.
Little Samuel heard God calling to him but didn’t know what to do. He ran to Eli every time he heard God’s voice asking if the old priest was the one calling him. Eli identified that it was God calling little Samuel. He then told Samuel what to say when next he heard the voice.
The bible doesn’t record that Samuel experienced any stress but it was a situation that was new to him. He couldn’t process it and went to the only person he knew that could help. And Eli was able to help him.
Parents must be observant to notice any change in their child. Children won’t tell you what is disturbing them immediately, even when you ask. Only by observing can a parent find out. Parents must give total attention to children when they are speaking.
Declaration: My children are not stressed. They learn to speak out. They are surrounded daily with the right people. Amen.
Prayer (parent): Lord, help me to be truly observant about my children. Help me to notice the changes in them no matter how subtle they may be. Amen.
Child: I will speak out when I have an issue bothering me. I will ask for help.
Action plan: Parents, sit down, and watch your child today. Go through their things, room, and find things you never noticed before.
Growing up as a child, I had big dreams of being great and having victory in all I did. I would see myself doing great and mighty things; I know you have these kinds of wishes and dreams too.
My challenge then was, I had absolutely no clue how it was going to happen, some of the things I dreamt of doing were very spectacular and sincere, it would have taken someone greater than I was to make them my reality.
Look at what the bible says in Psalms 18; 35
You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. -Psalms 18:35 (NIV)
God our father is interested in our victory and us being great, and it doesn’t matter how young or old you are, God wants each and every one of this children to be great and victorious.
Guess what, he doesn’t leave us all by ourselves to figure it out, God is always at the background working everything out for us.
See what that scripture says;
You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. -Psalms 18:35 (NIV)
God first of all gives you his shield of victory, this is an assurance that you will always be victorious because God never fails and he is giving you and I the shield he uses to be victorious.
He also sustains you with his right hand. That assures you of his guidance and protection.
Lastly he stoops down to make you great, wow! God gets to work to make sure you are great; he gets busy on your behalf.
You see there is no need to feel too small for your dreams?
Prayer: Lord, I declare that I am great and victorious and I will grow up to be who you created me to be. Amen.
Action point: stop thinking small of yourself.
Declaration: I am great and victorious at all times
There is a Scripture that says we should not be conformed. Dear children, do you know all scriptures written are for our own good?
The are several roles the written word plays.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. – 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17
One of such scriptures written for us is found in the twelfth chapter of Romans.
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. – Romans 12:2 AMP
Just like we read in the scripture above, it is to our advantage when we obey the instructions written in the word of God.
God is saying when we are filled with his spirit, we will not be conformed to the world and it’s standards.
Prayer for children: Lord, we declare that our children are taught of the Lord, they are not conformed to the world, in Jesus name. Amen.
Prayer for Parents: Dear Lord, help us to teach our children your ways and we pray that they will never depart from it.
Declaration: I am not conformed to this world. I daily renew my mind with the word of God.
Hello dear one, how are you today? I want to talk to you about pride as a character and what God thinks about it. You will learn how to detect pride.
What is Pride? Pride is a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from achievements, qualities, of possessions that do one credit, being consciousness of one’s own dignity; it’s the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself. It simply is feeling like you are better than everyone else and treating them less.
Now let’s look at what God’s word says.
In a few places in the bible, God expresses his displeasure in prideful people; it is not one of the attributes of God’s children.
Take a look at what the bible says about Pride and why we as God’s children should not get involved in it.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6 (NKJV)
God resists prideful people; he doesn’t want them around him. He isn’t pleased with people who exhibit this character. But everyone who is humble, God gives grace.
Don’t you want the grace of God? If you do, then being proud isn’t an option for you.
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. – Proverbs 8:13 (KJV)
Being prideful is regarded as an evil thing. It’s an attribute of someone who doesn’t fear God. As a child of God you ought to fear God and so you can’t afford to have pride.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2 (NIV)
Disgrace comes with having pride; it’s not God’s desire for his children to be disgraced. Pride is never the will of God for us as his children.