What do you remember about your childhood? Were they days of love and laughter or have you forgotten most of it because of the hardships and problems? Can you remember the good times? LIKE A CHILD…
Children are a gift from God. They come into the world totally helpless and dependent on their parents. Will they receive love, neglect, or possibly abandonment? That depends mostly on the parents and which part of the world they are living. For the sake of this story, let us imagine that a child is brought into this world into a loving family. This family also has the wealth to provide everything that will be needed for the child. This is the start of a wonderful life for this child.
In the beginning years the baby is nurtured in love by the mother and father. They make sure they have the time to spend with the child. They choose to tell the child the truth about things as it is growing up. They donâ€™t give in to fairy tales and false customs. The child learns that if its parents tell it something, he can count on it being the truth, because mom and dad would have said they didnâ€™t know the answer if they didnâ€™t. The child has been in a constant atmosphere of love. When he does wrong he was corrected so that boundaries are set. This child has security, stability and love. As he grows older, he is subjected to other people and their ideals. Now with the foundation that was established by his parents, he knows he can get good counsel from them, so the young man doesnâ€™t hesitate to run things by them. His parents arenâ€™t afraid to let him try and fail, however, they keep a watch to make sure he is protected.
How do you think this child will do when he becomes a man? He understands that not everyone is the same. He has developed compassion for others. He knows that not everything is the truth, yet he understands that people need to be loved. He has no need to prove himself to others because he is secure in who he has become. His goal in life is to simply walk and make a difference. It is to journey down the path the Lord has for Him and to reach out in His love. He is a very humble person, and wonâ€™t be moved by others shouts and challenges. He knows what is important and the things that are distractions. His parents have raised him well.
Wouldnâ€™t you have loved to have been raised this way? It really doesnâ€™t seem fair that we werenâ€™t? But we still can? How? This is how Father wants to raise us. Luke 18: 15-17 â€˜People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, â€œLet the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.â€â€˜
John 3:3-9 â€˜In reply Jesus declared, â€œI tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.â€ â€œHow can a man be born when he is old?â€ Nicodemus asked. â€œSurely he cannot enter a second time into his motherâ€™s womb to be born!â€ Jesus answered, â€œI tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, â€˜You must be born again.â€™ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.â€ â€œHow can this be?â€ Nicodemus asked.
Nicodemus was a Pharisee, one of Israelâ€™s teachers and he didnâ€™t understand this. It doesnâ€™t matter if we didnâ€™t have the best family growing up, here is a chance to have what we always needed in the first place. When we ask Jesus to come into our lives and change us, we become born again. We become a child in the Kingdom of God. We are surrounded by His attributes of love, peace, mercy, grace, loving kindness, etc. This is Who He is. Father is the perfect loving Father. He knows everything and He will speak the truth to us through Jesus, the Holy Spirit and His angels. The Holy Bible contains His words to us. As we read, the Holy Spirit interprets them to us. The Word was given to man by the Holy Spirit and He is the one Who can show us what it means. Hebrews 4:12, â€œFor the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.â€ If we accept it, we can grow up in His love, no matter what age we are on this planet. The soul is ageless. It is only our physical bodies that will see decay. Our soul and spirit will live for eternity.
The good news is that Father loves us so much that He sent His Son to save us. We can be a part of His family. We can experience True Love and security. He will tell us the truth and not lie to us. He pours out His love, grace and mercy on us so that we can live our lives to their full. He wants us to have a relationship with Him like the parents of the child I talked about above. He wants the best for us and His provisions are unlimited.
Dare to find out what True Love is all about. Find the family that really cares. Ask Him to show you the truth. Ask Him to help you to trust again. He was betrayed by a friend, he really does understand. Ask Him about rejection, He was rejected by His own people. Ask Him about His Fatherâ€™s love, He knows it well. Dare to walk with Him and get to know Him. Dare to walk with Him and be His friend. Dare to give your life to Him and find something more wonderful than you could have ever imagined. Live your life to its full and let no one keep you down. Be blessed today and everyday in His love.
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Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We are now in the process of writing her story into a movie. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 4 books now to help encourage people and to help them get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!“, “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In!“ Book 1, and “Islands In The Sea: The Lion Roars” Book 2. I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Listen to some of these songs on our site, YouTube in video, and they are also available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know. The proceeds from all of our products help us to minister to those in need.
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