FAMILY AND GIVING OUR WORRIES TO GOD

Give your worries to God, for he cares for you.

John 7:37 (KJV) 37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

John 7:37 (KJV)
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

Do You Worry a Lot?

“So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable than they are. Can all your worry add a single moment to your life? Of course not.

So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all your needs and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today!”

Matthew 6:25-34 NLT

About this week’s promise:

Jesus encourages us not to worry about that which we cannot control or about that which is not important. Worry instead, he says, about your priorities and the condition of your soul. When you find yourself overcome with worry, take a careful look at the priorities of your heart. When God is firmly established at the center of our focus and desires, worry loses its grip on our lives.

From the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale), p. 829

For more on this week’s topic, check these Tyndale resources:

The Life Recovery Bible NLT with commentary by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop (1998)

Radical Forgiveness by Julie Ann Barnhill (2004)

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

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God celebrates family

 

KING OF KINGS GLORY

What was the most effective discipline you have experienced?

“Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “What are you going?”

1 Kings 1:6 NLT

Rebounding skills

Suppose you get home from grocery shopping and discover your six-year-old is eating candy you didn’t buy. It might be tempting to just scold him, send him to his room, and let it go at that. After all, it’s only worth a dollar, and you’re tired. But you’d miss an opportunity to turn this “miss” into a second chance.

It would be better to take away any uneaten candy, put your little shoplifter back in the car, drive to the grocery store, hunt up the manager, and tell your kid to apologize. Pay for the candy and deduct it from the child’s allowance. Then, if the culprit is truly sorry, be sure to express your forgiveness — and God’s forgiveness, too.

You’ve just boxed out the opposition and put your kid in position to rightly rebound. Because there will come another time in that grocery store or when he’s passing a coveted pair of Nikes or — who knows?

Ricky Birdsong in Coaching Your Kids in the Game of Life

The Bible tells us that parents have the primary responsibility for the spiritual development of our children. And nowhere is the job given only to mothers and grandmothers. As Moses told the people of Israel, “Repeat [the command of God] again and again to your children” (Deut. 6:7). Why not begin today?

Adapted from Men of Integrity Devotional Bible with devotionals by the editors of Men of Integrity magazine (Christianity Today, Intl), Tyndale House Publishers (2002), p 391


It is easier to build boys than to mend men.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

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