Scripture Challenge for 1-13-19
This comes from Isaiah
__:__But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
*Waiting....nobody likes to do that anymore. No doubting the world we live in today is fast paced; people strive to meet deadlines, they work straight through lunch, and act as if there is no tomorrow. It is seen on the job, at home, in traffic, and the list is endless. These things tend to wear people down over time because they are not waiting for the Lord's timing. The way that a Christian is to walk is by faith in Jesus Christ; and when we are trusting Him, He will renew our strength and we will not faint under the load. Someone may say that does not sound courageous, but it is, God says this in Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”. It is simple: the way of the world says, “Get it anyway you can, do it for yourself, and root, hog, or die”; but God says, that if you are one of His children you are to wait on Him and trust Him to lead you, be of good courage, and He will direct your paths. Nobody builds a house without plans; then why in the world would we who know Jesus as our Savior start out without listening to the master planner, Christ Jesus and continue with Him!
Scripture Challenge for 1-6-19
Answer: Proverbs 22:6
This comes from _____________________.
__:__Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
A couple of years ago I had to go out to a house to do some work on some equipment that we had at someone's house. I got there and entered the house and while I was working a little boy came up to the room where I was at and enthusiastically began to show his mother a picture that he had drawn just for her. The mother had been busy that morning as I worked on the equipment, she was working on her computer to complete a task that needed to get done. But, I smiled as that mother of that child put down that computer and lifted her son up on her lap and listened to him intently as he explained the picture to her. After he was done explaining she gave him a big hug and set him down and he went about playing. That little boy was very well behaved; and I commented on the fact that he was very well mannered and she recited the verse above. She told me I can work on that report anytime, but I only get a little time with my son. It reminded me that just bringing a child to church is not enough; this verse says to train up a child, and that means taking time with them to teach them the ways of the Lord.