Posted in Ages 11 & above, The Negatives

Why Challenges?

Life is like a roller-coaster, so unpredictable! We all like our lives to go on very smooth, however, we have to face many different kinds of challenges in life. These challenges appear out of nowhere and when we least expect it. Sometimes it is a chain of issues that surface one after the other.

Roller-coaster

When such challenges appear, we sulk:

“why God, why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this!!!”

Specially being children of God we wonder, “why does GOD allow such challenges in our life?”

Well…, as always, let us dive into the treasure book to find clues!

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Clue : Joseph
Genesis 37, 39, 40 & 41

Joseph was one of the most successful personalities mentioned in the bible. He was the Minister of Egypt, the second in power to Pharaoh – the king of the biggest empire during that time. Did he have challenges?

CHALLENGE 1: Genesis 37

When he was about 17 years, his half-brothers sold him as slave to Midianite traders. He was taken away from his father, his own younger brother Benjamin and ripped off every comfort he had at his father’s home.

– trapped by his brothers… How hard it would have been on him?

CHALLENGE 2: Genesis 39

The Midianite traders took him to Egypt.  Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, bought him and took him as a servant for his house. Joseph did all his duties so well that his master was very pleased with him and appointed him to be the head of servants. But then Potiphar’s wife lied about Joseph and he was thrown to a prison where King’s prisoners were kept. He was imprisoned for something he did not do. It would have been very painful and he would have felt so helpless… Have you even been punished for something you did not do?

He had challenges one after the other!!!

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalms 34:19

How did Joseph face the challenges that came his way?

At Potiphar’s house, Joseph would have been terribly missing his family, his friends, his home and he would have been very hurt because of what his half-brothers did to him just recently. But that did not stop him from doing his duties. Infact, he did them so well that he was appointed as the head of servants – from a slave he became the head of servants… God was with him and he was successful in everything he did.

But then he was imprisoned. That too, for something he did not do. It would have again hurt him bad. But this challenge also did not stop him from performing his duties well. Because he was too good, he was put in charge of the prison affairs.

Joseph DID NOT “waste away” being depressed on what happened to him nor did he dwell on his past “cursing his fate”. But he MOVED ON bravely, looking on to God and doing everything that was assigned to him to the best of his ability.

When unexpected things happen to us, we too should not waste away cursing our fate. Like Joseph, let us also “MOVE-ON” looking on to God and doing our duties very well – to the best of our abilities.

Why did GOD allow these challenges in his life?

God’s plan for Joseph was to make him a minister of Egypt to save people including his own household during the time of famine that was about to hit them. However, to handle such a responsible position he should be trained. When we get into any new job, first few days will be training period where we will be prepared for our new position and taught to handle the new responsibilities. Once the training period is over we will be equipped to take over our position.

At Potiphar’s house, he managed the household affairs, and as the head of all servants he learned how to manage people who were reporting to him. Then he was promoted to do an even harder task – to manage affairs of the prison where the king’s prisoners were kept. All the prisoners were put under his care so he was then trained to handle officers of Pharaoh and the affairs of prison. God was with him and prospered Joseph in everything he did. When Joseph was well equipped to handle the position God had in mind for him – to be the minister of Egypt, God shifted him there.

For Joseph, even though it looked like horrible things were happening in his life, the challenges were a training ground to get where God wanted him to be !!

Treasures uncovered

Challenges are training grounds that prepare us for God’s plan & purpose for our future.

The challenges that come our way are not accidental, they are training periods that help us to be equipped for the mission / plan God has for our lives. So face challenges boldly keeping in mind that God is training me for something bigger and better!!!

Prayer:

Father we thank you for teaching us that challenges are preparation grounds that prepare us for bigger tasks. Help us to face our challenges boldly, looking on to you. In Jesus name Amen!!!


Posted in Ages 11 & above, The Negatives

Times of trouble

It would be really silly to ask anyone if they have ever gotten into trouble… Naughty or not, intentional or accidental, something or the other would have crossed our path. Few times we got lucky enough to slide out of it while in most cases we have struggled!!! There are also such problems where we do not have much control over them. They lead us into sleepless nights and leave us feeling helpless, not knowing what to do or where to find help… How to handle such times of desperation?

TROUBLE!!!

Let us look in the treasure book

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Clue 1: Where to look for Help?

I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalms 121:1-2

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Psalms 46:1

During times of trouble, where should we look for help? Our help comes from God – the maker of heaven and earth!!! God is an ever present help during times of trouble. He is always there!!! So we should take refuge in him. He is our DELIVERER!!!

Clue 2 : 1 Samuel 17 –
What to Do?

There was a war between Israel and Philistine during the time of King SAUL, the king of Israel. In the Philistine army, there was a champion named Goliath who was very tall (approx. 9 feet and 9 inches) and mighty!!! Goliath would stand in front of the camp and shout in loud voice to the Israelites.

“Choose a man and let him come to me. If he is able to fight me and kill me then we will be your servants, otherwise you will serve us”

Everyone in the Israelite army was greatly distressed and afraid of him. Even king Saul!!! No one dared to accept Goliath’s challenge! They all tried to HIDE from the trouble. This was a tough time for Israel, a time when even the King did not know what to do! The trouble that came their way was HUMONGOUS!!!

During this time, there was a young shepherd named David, who lived in Bethlehem with his father and brothers. Three of his elder brothers were soldiers in the Israeli army. When David came to meet his brothers at the army camp, he heard the shouts of Goliath and saw all people were terrified of Goliath.

David chose to FACE the problem!

He went to King Saul and told him. “I will fight this giant and kill him”. But King Saul said “How can you fight him? You are very young!!! Goliath is a mighty man”.

But David answered:

When I used to take care of my father’s sheep, if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb, I have caught it and killed it. The Lord who delivered me from the lion and the bear will deliver me from the hands of this giant also.

Saul agreed and clothed David with his own armor (Armor is a war outfit that protects our body from being injured). But David was not comfortable, so he removed the armor. He went to the nearby brook and took five smooth stones.

David believed God will deliver him!!!

Goliath wore an armor – helmet, breastplate, leg covering and he had a shield bearer carrying his shield; Also he had weapons – spear, javelin, sword!! He was well protected and equipped for a battle! David on the other hand, did not wear any armor. The stones he took from the brook and his sling were the only weapons he had.

David trusted in God and not in the weapons or the armor . He went against Goliath in the name of the Lord!!

When Goliath saw David, he cursed David and charged to kill him. Everyone expected David would be soon dead!!! He was in deep danger!!!

David took a stone from his pouch and slung it at Goliath. The stone struck Goliath on his forehead and he fell down and died. The GIANT, the CHAMPION, the MIGHTY Goliath died before he could even begin the fight!!!

David defeated the Philistine army and won the battle for Israel!! He accomplished what the rest of the trained army or even the king himself couldn’t do.

DAVID came out VICTORIOUS!!!

The SIZE of the enemy or his SHOUTS did not terrify David unlike others. He knew God is bigger and stronger than the enemy and is able to deliver him from all kinds of trouble. He was confident that the Lord who delivered him from the lion and bear will also deliver him from the hands of Goliath. He trusted God completely!!!

Treasures uncovered

During times of trouble,

God is our HELPER and our DELIVERER

God is Bigger than all troubles, so TRUST HIM completely, take REFUGE in HIM & FACE the trouble in the NAME of THE LORD

Prayer:

Father we thank you for revealing to us that you are our deliverer and you are able to deliver us from all trouble no matter how terrifying it looks. You are bigger and stronger than all our problems and troubles.. Help us to trust you completely and take refuge in you during times of trouble… In Jesus name Amen!!!


Posted in Ages 11 & above, God & Me

What does God notice in me?

We meet a lot of people in our day-to-day life. When we look at a person, each of us notices different things. Some of us notice their appearance or their style – their shoes, dress, hairstyle, watch, etc. And others their fluency in speaking or their expressions or their behavior, and so on!!!

Have you ever wondered what God would notice in us when he looks at us?

Let us open the treasure book for clues:

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Clue 1 : 1 Samuel 16

There was a man named Jesse, who lived in Bethlehem with his eight sons. God asked Samuel, the prophet, to anoint a son of Jesse but did not tell him which one. Samuel went to Jesse and the first son was presented to him.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7

The first seven sons of Jesse were presented to prophet Samuel and God did not ask him to anoint any of them. Samuel asked Jesse if he had any more sons. David, the youngest was a shepherd boy and at this time he was taking care of his father’s sheep. He was called back home for Samuel to see him. When David arrived, the Lord said “this is the one, anoint him“. Then Samuel anointed him in the midst of his brothers.

Why did God choose David over his brothers ?

God was well pleased with David’s heart and chose him!!! The Lord does not look at our outward appearance, but at our HEART!!!

Clue 2 : Genesis 4: 3-5

I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:10 

The Lord searches people’s heart and test their mind to see what their intentions are. And then rewards them based on their conduct and according to what their deeds deserve.

This character of God is clearly seen in the story of Cain & Abel. God RESPECTED Abel and his offering, but did not respect Cain and his offering.

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 4: 3-5

WHY did God respect Abel but not Cain? He searched both their hearts & its intentions and respected the heart with good intentions – the reward for Abel’s conduct. How do we know Cain’s heart’s intentions were not good? Later on we see that Cain called his brother Abel to the field and murdered him. So his heart was evil and not right in the eyes of GOD, the reason why God did not respect him or his offering !!!

Treasures uncovered

When GOD looks at us, HE notices our HEART and its INTENTS.

GOD respects a person with Good heart and intentions.

When God looks at us, he notices our heart and its intents – not our appearance, our abilities, our education or our culture!!! God searches our heart and sees what we are made of…. GOOD or EVIL!!! He will see the intentions behind all our actions – do you intent to cheat, hurt or do you actually care!!! Are your feelings for others, genuine or fake?

Be genuine to God and to everyone around you. Let us fill our hearts with love, God’s word, & goodness. Let us ask Jesus to help us change our hearts, to make it pleasing in the eyes of God.

Prayer:

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalms 139: 23-24

Father we thank you for letting us know that our heart and its intents matters to you more than our appearance or our intellect… Help us to have a clean and pure heart that is pleasing to you!!! In Jesus name Amen!!!


Posted in Ages 5 to 10

Who is your superhero?

Who doesn’t love superheroes? spider-man, superman, avengers, and the list continues…

Why do we call them superheroes?

Because they have super powers, they fight crime, they help people who are in trouble, and ultimately they save the world from evil!!!  We love them and imitate them, knowing very well that they are just imaginary characters and NOT REAL!!!

But, What if…. there is a REAL superhero with REAL superpowers who fights the REAL evil and delivers people from trouble? Shouldn’t we be looking out for such a superhero to follow?

Let us open the treasure book and see if we can find some clues!!!!

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Clue:1 – John 2 : 1-9
Turned water to wine

Jesus Turned Water to Wine – John 2 : 1-9 -To read this bible portion, please click on this video

Jesus and his friends went for a wedding. There was a problem at the wedding – the host did not have enough wine and they would be humiliated, if guests finds the wine ran out… When asked by his mother, Jesus stepped in, even though it was not his concern. He asked the servants to fill water in the jars and give it to people!!! Boom… water turned to wine and the master of ceremony said, it was the best one he had!!  

It normally takes many months to make a good wine, but how did Jesus turn water into wine in an instant?

Superpower!!!


Clue:2 – John 6 : 5-13
Fed 5000 people with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes

Jesus Feeds 5000 – John 6 : 5-13 -To read this bible portion, please click on this video

Thousands of people crowded to see Jesus wherever he went.. One such day, Jesus wanted to arrange food for the crowd. But there were only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes with them. It definitely was not enough to feed all the 5000 people who gathered!!! But Jesus gave thanks, broke the bread and fed all the people as much as they needed, with just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes. Even there were 12 baskets of leftovers!! How did Jesus do this?

Superpower!!!


Clue:3 – Matthew 14 : 25-27
Walked on water

Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Jesus walked on water!!! The human body normally sinks in water!!! How did Jesus walk on water?

Superpower!!!


Clue:4 – John 11: 38 – 44  
Raised a Dead man to life

Raising Lazarus- John 11 : 38-44 -To read this bible portion, please click on this video

Lazarus was dead already four days back and was buried when Jesus arrived. But when Jesus called “Lazarus come out” he came out of his tomb alive bound in grave clothes… How can a dead person come back to life? That too after 4 days!!! How did Jesus do it?

Superpower & supreme authority over death!!!


Clue:5 – John 19 & 20
Jesus’s death and Resurrection!!!

There were many other wonders and miracles that Jesus did during his life time – he healed many sick people, gave sight to blind people, freed the demon possessed, raised the dead and so on…

The most important thing he did for all of us is –

Being perfect without sin, he CHOSE to DIE on the cross for US – He redeemed all of us from the kingdom of darkness to kingdom of light!!

Even the grave could not contain him and death lost its power before him!!! He rose from the dead on the third day!!! He even has authority over death.

He is eternal and in him is LIFE eternal!!!

That is a TRUE superhero!!!


Treasures uncovered

JESUS CHRIST

is a perfect superhero!!!

Jesus Christ is still alive!!!! And HE is the SAME yesterday, today and forever!!!

Now we know a super hero who is REAL, who is ALIVE, who is ETERNAL, who has the SUPREME AUTHORITY and who is VICTORIOUS over the powers of darkness!!!

Well then, who should be our real superhero???

YES….. JESUS!!!!

Jesus is our savior, our superhero, our friend and our GOD!!!

HE IS EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED!!!


Prayer:

Father, we thank you for your love, that you sent your only begotten son to save us. We thank you for Jesus, our savior, our superhero, our friend and our GOD.. We love you Lord and bless your Holy Name!! In Jesus name AMEN!!


Posted in Ages 11 & above, The Trinity

Word Of God

The Word of God is every word spoken by God. Bible is the written word of GOD. We will look through few scriptures and find out more about “the Word”!!!

What is “the word of God”?

What does “the Word” do?

How does “the Word” help me?

What is “the word of God”?

Jesus himself is the Word of God


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

John 1:1-3


………For You have magnified Your word above all Your name

Psalms 138:2



What does “the Word” do?

It accomplishes the mission for which it is sent & prospers it


So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11


It equips us for every good work


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 complete,  thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17



How does “the Word” help me?

It discerns my thoughts & intents of my heart and helps me not to SIN


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12


Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.

Psalms 119:11


It gives Life, Peace & Health


The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 

John 6:63


My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 4: 20-22


My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life, And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 3: 1-2


It is my weapon to fight “the enemy”


Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:17


It shows me direction


Your word is a lamp to my feet, And a light to my path.

Psalms 119:105


Blessings, Prosperity & Success follows


This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Joshua 1:8


Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments.

Psalms 112:1



Posted in Ages 11 & above, Life Skills

Facing Dilemma?

Life is NOT always an easy ride! There will be twists and turns, ups & downs during the course of our journey!! Sometimes it surprises us and sometimes it puts us in dilemma!!

DILEMMA is “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives”

How do we make the right choice? What do we weigh our decision on?

Society?

Friends?

Well-wishers?

Our own Intuition?

Let us open the treasure book and find out clues to uncover the treasure!!

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CLUE

Exodus 1:15-21

To read this bible portion please click the video given below

Egypt was a powerful kingdom during this time and Pharaoh, the king, was the MOST POWERFUL person in that kingdom!!

The Children of Jacob (Hebrews / Israelites) were also living there and were slaves to Pharaoh. But God was with them and they were multiplying in number!!  Pharaoh and his people were alarmed at the rising Hebrew population and wanted to kill all their male children.

During those times, pregnant women used to give birth at their homes with the help of midwives (nurses). So Pharaoh summoned the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah & Puah and gave them order to kill all the little boy babies at birth!!!

It was an order – a command from the king himself!!! And it is a crime to not follow the command!!! You can even be put to death!!! Pharaoh had the power to do anything to them if they disobeyed him.

On the other hand they also knew, “KILLING” babies or “MURDERING” them is a SIN in the eyes of GOD…

That was a tough call on the midwives!!!

Their Dilemma:-

Obey the king and save your life by committing a SIN!!

Or….

Disobey the king and put your life at stake rather than committing a SIN!!

How did the midwives handle this situation?

It is written – the midwives FEARED GOD.

They feared GOD more than they feared Pharaoh!!!

They knew God was the “SUPREME POWER” and has the “SUPREME AUTHORITY“. So they decided not to SIN.

However, they knew that “not obeying Pharaoh” will have consequences. Their life will be at stake.. But still they chose GOD’s way!

So what happened to the midwives? Did pharaoh kill them for not obeying him?

When Pharaoh found they did not obey him, they were summoned again. God gave them the wisdom to answer him. And Pharaoh let them go…. Just like that!!! That is definitely GOD’s doing!!!

Because the midwives feared God and did not murder the little boys, God dealt with them well and gave them families of their own!!

So by choosing God’s way, they did the right thing and were also BLESSED!!!

What will we do if we were in their shoes?

Do we fear God more than the people around us – our society, our friends?


Treasures uncovered

When faced with Dilemma,

Weigh your decisions on God’s word and not on what society marks right!!!

Doing God’s way is the RIGHT way and BEST way even if your life is at stake!!!

When we choose God’s way, he takes the responsibility… And blessings are a surety that follows!!!


Prayer:

Father, thank you for this revelation. Help us to weigh all our decisions on your word. Help us to always choose the right way in alignment with your will.. In Jesus name Amen!


Posted in Ages 5 to 10

Behavior Evaluation – SCOFF

Have you heard the word “Scoff”? Do you know what it means?

Well… SCOFF means to mock / ridicule/ make fun of / to laugh at

Have you ever been scoffed at?  

How did you feel then?

Especially if it is done by your friends or your family or someone else whom you love!!!!

YES……….,

IT HURTS REALLY BAD!!!

Now let us ask ourselves – Have we ever scoffed at anyone? Did we ever wonder how that person would have felt?

uhmmmmm…

Let us find what the treasure book has to say about SCOFFING!!!

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Genesis 21:8-12

To read this bible portion, please click on the video given below
Ishmael Scoffing

Ishmael was the first born of Abraham. His mother was Hagar, the maidservant of Abraham’s wife Sarah . Ishmael was about 14 years when Isaac – the promised son was born to Abraham and Sarah. Isaac was Ishmael’s half-brother.

Now Abraham threw a great party when Isaac was weaned (to get a child used to food other than its mother’s milk). Looks like Ishmael was not so happy about the whole thing.

He SCOFFED!!!

But unfortunately for Ishmael,

Sarah – Isaac’s mother saw this and she was upset!! She had Ishmael thrown out of the house along with his mother. Abraham was not happy to do this to his son, but he had no choice and had to send them away.

What Ishmael did, was clearly NOT RIGHT. And apparently, he had to pay a price for his BAD behavior!!

Ishmael lost his ” shelter”, “good and nutritious food”, “safety”, “comfort” and every other good thing his father’s house offered him. Food, water and shelter are among the basic needs for life and he lost all this. As we read the rest of the story in Genesis 21, we see that he almost lost his life because of lack of food and water. And all this happened as a consequence of his SCOFFING!!!

Oh boy… that is indeed VERY BAD!!

Treasures uncovered

SCOFFING is WRONG behavior!!!

All wrong actions / behaviors have BAD CONSEQUENCES

Love & respect each other,
not ridicule or Scoff

The bad consequences of our wrong behavior might not always be as harsh as Ishmael’s, but yes definitely there will be bad consequences. When others mock us, let us forgive them even though it hurts. Let us learn to FORGIVE, LOVE & RESPECT each other, NOT RIDICULE.

Prayer:

Father thank you for making me understand that scoffing is bad behavior. Help me to love and respect others. Help me also to forgive people who hurt me and mock me. In Jesus’ name Amen!

Posted in Ages 5 to 10

Handling Emotions – Anger

When was the last time you got angry??? Maybe 2 minutes back when things did not go as you planned! Anger is an emotion that we have…

We cannot live without being angry…undefined

However, it could be “very dangerous” if not dealt properly… Let us see what we can find from the treasure book!!!

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Clue 1 Example of Cain & Abel

Genesis 4:1-8

you can read the story by clicking the video given below

Here we see the story of two brothers, Cain & Abel. Cain is the FIRST born of Adam, in fact the FIRST child born into this world. Abel was his brother. They were part of one family – the FIRST family on earth. But being brothers, what led Cain to murder Abel? – the FIRST murder in the bible…

Well……, that is too many FIRSTS.

We see that Cain was ANGRY because Lord respected Abel and his offering but not the one Cain himself offered. Anger is not good if it lingers. God himself warned Cain but he did not take heed or handled his anger properly. Anger destroys, causes destruction and leads to SIN. For Cain, it destroyed his happiness (his countenance fell) and caused him to take Abel’s life, that is destruction.  It lead him to SIN – murder HIS OWN brother.

SIN ultimately separated him from GOD.

Clue 2

“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.

Ephesians 4:26-27

It clearly states that anger, if not dealt properly, could lead us to sin. It also gives us a tip – do not let your anger linger for long. If it does, it gives place to the devil and could lead us to sin like what happened with Cain.


Treasures uncovered

Sooner you settle your anger,
the better!!!
If not, it could lead you to sin!!!

Anger is a human emotion, but could lead us to sin if not dealt properly. Handle your anger properly by not letting it to linger for long (before the sun goes down). It is better to settle it then and there – the sooner you settle it, the better it is for you!!! Before you sleep you should settle your anger. Do not carry it to the next day!!! After all Jesus taught us to forgive and forget!!!


Prayer:

Father we thank you for enlightening us, please help us to deal with our anger in the correct manner. Help us to settle it soon and not let it linger for long, in Jesus’ name Amen!!



Posted in Ages 5 to 10

AM I GOOD ENOUGH?

Very often we stand in front of the mirror and admire ourselves… We all love to do that!!!!

Some days we feel very charming & beautiful and some other days we are not happy with our looks…

There are even some other days when our friends, parents, siblings or dear ones comment negatively on our looks or even on our personality. And I am sure few of those comments would have made us wonder

“Am I really like that?”

Their words influence us and most of the time affects our confidence.

Hey… Have we passed such negative comments on others? Uhmmm… maybe not always directly…. many times behind their back

Oh My.. she is very dark !!!

he is a shorty…. he is a fatso….

I have not seen such an ugly face!!!!

blah.. blahh.. blahhhh….”

Do you think this is right?

In our defense we will say

“Everyone does it…. so why not me”?

Everyone does it” doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do. We should always do what is right.

Let us explore and find the right thing!!

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CLUE 1Genesis 1:27

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Sometimes we say or we hear others say “He is a spitting image of his father or she looks exactly like her mother and so on. Here the bible says, God created humans in “HIS OWN” image and created them as man and woman. This means we are the spitting image of our Father, GOD Himself – and this applies to both man and woman.

CLUE 2Psalms 139:13-14

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and 
wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

God formed us inside our mother’s womb. We are made fearfully and wonderfully. Each of us are a handiwork of God – HIS Creative Masterpiece.

Treasures uncovered


I AM “UNIQUE” & “SPECIAL”.
I AM CREATED IN
GOD’S OWN IMAGE &
SO ARE OTHERS.

If we think we are “not good enough” or we are ugly, then we are doubting God and his wonderful creativity.

If we pass negative comments about others appearance, we are insulting God’s creativity and God, the creator Himself



Prayer:

Father, thank you for creating me so wonderfully and in your own image. Thank you for revealing to me that i am special and unique…. Please forgive me for my bad attitude. Help me also to remember that all people around me are created in your image. Amen!!