Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Truth

"God helps people know who he is. Everyone can know about God. It is easy to see what God is like. But some people do not want to know the truth. They make up their own ideas about God. They make up their own ideas about God’s Word. But God will stop them. God will show that they are telling lies" (Proverbs 22:12, The B-I-B-L-E).
I'm thankful God gave us his Word so we can have his truth as the foundation of our life.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

With the Lord

This morning I just got news that a close friend died. I know she is with the Lord now.
"I want to be close to Jesus. I can do good things. But that cannot save me. That cannot make me right with God. I can try to obey God’s rules. But that cannot save me. Only Jesus can save me. I need to trust in Jesus. I need to have faith. Then I can be right with God. Then I can be close to Jesus. Then I can keep on knowing him better and better. Jesus died on the cross. God made him come alive again. He is super strong. He will make me strong too. I will have problems. I will have hard times. Jesus had hard times too. I will be like him. I want to be close to him. Then I can live with him in heaven forever. Then I can have eternal life"
(Philippians 3:9-11, The B-I-B-L-E).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Trust in God

I teach Sunday School to second-graders. Yesterday our lesson was on trusting in God. There are many things around us that call for our trust and devotion, but God is the only trustworthy one. We must not depend on our own wisdom--that will surely lead us down the wrong path. If we trust in God and depend on the wisdom he will give, then he will guide our life.
"Sometimes you do not know what to do. You need God to help you think right. What does God want you to do? Just ask him. He will help you think right. He will not get upset. He does not get tired of hearing your prayers. He likes it when you pray to him. He is happy to answer your prayers"
(James 1:5, The B-I-B-L-E).