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Children

Children
Psalms 127:3 Lo, (behold, observe) children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Children are an heritage from the Lord and God has given them to us, as parents, to be responsible for their training. The word “responsible” means:it applies to anyone who is in charge of an endeavor or to whom a duty has been delegated, and who is subject to penalty or blame in case of default. It is not an easy task to train children in a world that is negative and bent on destroying the family unit. God designed men and women to marry for life and raise children to love and honor God.
There are several Scriptures in the Bible that instruct parents in how to raise their children. Ephesians 6:4 says; “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Instructions are found in His Word and in John 17:17 it says; “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” To sanctify means: dedicated to God, t…

Nerves, Anxiety, Exhaustion!

Nerves, Anxiety, Exhaustion!
There are people that say, “My nerves are out-of-control.” Why? What causes people’s nerves to be uncontrollable? Sometimes there is friction in the home causing unhappiness and tired nerves that largely cause people to be overwrought. Tension comes from cutting things we say, our criticism, causing irritated nerves. We say cruel things to even our best friends and to those we love most when our nerves are on edge from fret and worry. We say things we would not have said for the world but for the irritation, the sheer exhaustion, that robbed us of self-control. How many people carry cruel wounds for years, perhaps for a lifetime, which were thoughtlessly inflicted by a dear friend in a moment of anger when their physical standards were low.
There are only three ways to handle problems in life. You either break out and get a rash, have a panic attack or get angry. You break down, and silently withdraw getting all kinds of psychosomatic illnesses; or you break…

Are You Living a Joyful Life?

Are You Living a Joyful Life?
Psalms 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
How many people do you know that are really happy, really joyful? They are trying to be happy and really want to be joyful, but are not. The ability to obtain enjoyment from all sorts of sources is a divine gift. To be able to extract the beauty from a flower with its brilliant colors and perfumed fragrances, or from the breathtaking mountains that majestically grace our land is a gift that God has graciously given for our enjoyment.
We are rich and joyful when we seek the secret of happiness, a cheerful contented mind. “He is poor who is dissatisfied; he is rich who is contented with what he has,” and can enjoy what others own. There are many joys which are ours and God, in His compassionate love, has sent them our way, but, sometimes, we don’t see them for what they truly are. Most …

Self-Control, a Fruit of the Spirit

Self-Control, a Fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patient), gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
These are nine wonderful characteristics that can be examined in the light of God’s Word. The “fruit” of the Spirit is a blended description of all the Christian character traits we are to demonstrate in our lives. They are to be complete; nine portraits of the riches of a Christ-centered life. 
Self-Control
Though self-control is last on the list of fruit, it is certainly not the least of them mentioned. Temperance, self-control is the ability to live with restraints. The world today tells us to: let it all hang out, do your own thing, be free of all control.