You can engage your greatest weapon as a child. As a child, do you know that God sets you as an example for adults?
In one of Jesus’ teachings, he teaches that it’s important for everyone to be “child like” Being child like means the person isn’t bothered about the issues of life, and believes everything God says without wondering how it will happen.
A child is quick to forgive and holds no wrong. A child is also joyful.
One of the most important things about childhood is the joy you as a child carry all the time.
This is a strong weapon (your greatest weapon) and the devil can only try but cannot steal the your joy, why? Because the next minute you are joyful about something else.
Today, I want to tell you to set the standard in your family and among your friends.
The bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength. It means you are strong if you are always joyful.
Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV) Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
God numbers you as one of the strongest persons in the world because of joy. Joy is your greatest weapon.
You can teach others around you to be joyful as well, how?
Just go ahead and laugh at what you are going through
Hey, Pastor, you don’t really have an idea.
Yes, that is the more reason I want you to laugh and keep your joy.
When your life looks like there is nothing man can do, when that moment comes when you realize that you will need God’s intervention, then what you should do is laugh.
Why should you laugh!
A child should do what he sees his father do.
When situations set themselves against you, when people take counsel against you, when the heathen rage and the people imagine all kind of evil against you, when enemies rise up against you, and the battle seemed too much and too many for you, what do you do?
Start crying? No!
Start complaining and pity-partying? No!
Because that is what your father in heaven will do!
Psa 2:1-4 (KJV) Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  HE THAT SITTETH IN THE HEAVENS SHALL LAUGH: the Lord shall have them in derision.
God laughs at them because He knows they are losers!
God laughs at them because He knows they can never win over Him!
Your laughter then is an expression of your faith in God that you already won!
When a two-year-old boy starts telling you he is going to fight you and kill you, what do you do? You just laugh because you know the little boy wouldn’t be able to do it, ever!
That is why God laughs! God simply holds them in derision!
Amplified Bible says; God, in supreme contempt He mocks them.
Mock your situation with a heavy dose of laughter because you will have the victory!
They said you will never marry? Just laugh, because you will!
They said you will never find a spouse because all your friends are married?
Just laugh because NOBODY can marry your spouse!
Go ahead and LAUGH!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY I choose to be joyful and laugh all through this year
PRAYER FOR THE DAY Lord, fill my mouth with laughter
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Ps 2:4 [CEV] In heaven the Lord laughs as he sits on his throne, making fun of the nations.
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY Go ahead and LAUGH!
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY Ps 2
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Be truthful always. Children think that when they are not caught red-handed in the act of wrongdoing, they are safe. Even when caught, they still might want to lie to wriggle out of it. That is an error.
Lovingly, we can help them see the error in this and show them what the bible says about it.
‘I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you’. (NIV)
Psalms 119: 11
We should punish them first, lead them towards an apology and make them understand why we are punishing them.
Punishment must always be in proportion to the wrongdoing not higher. They should know it is done out of love and not hate.
‘Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy’. (NIV)
Prayer: Lord, I release my child (say their name(s)) to You. Touch their hearts not to hide their wrongdoings. Even when caught, help them not to lie. Help me lovingly to scold and punish them accordingly. Amen.
Action point: Confront your children on any issue you discover.
Declaration: My children are truthful. They understand the dangers of telling a lie. They do not hide their wrongdoings.