Welcome to the weekend! The heading says DAY 6 but you are really into the final day of the week. Great job!
Your commitment to participate in consecration with your family will benefit you, them and those around all of you. I pray that these posts are supporting your success in your time of consecration and bring encouragement to your family.
Read 1 Kings 3:5-15
King Solomon was the young successor of King David for the people of Israel. I don’t know about you but I think the story of King Solomon is so relevant to “Growing Up Christian”. In this passage, Solomon acknowledges that he is young and needs wisdom to lead. God answers Solomon with the promise of James 1:5.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
As growing Christians, we need to be able to recognize our shortcomings and bring them before the Lord. That is why fasting and prayer are so great for our character and spiritual development. Solomon reminds us that reputation is nothing without the counsel of the Almighty.
Today’s Faith Sight Word
DISCERNMENT. Every human being has the ability to discern; meaning to distinguish right from wrong. If you know how to determine whether someone has good intentions or not, you are operating in discernment. Everyone is not so easy to figure out and people are crafty. In order to get beyond evil tricks and unapparent deception, we need the power of the discernment.
Recipe for the Fast
Oven roasted russet potato hash
– 3 large potatoes (peeled and diced)
– 2 cloves of garlic and 1 large onion (minced)
– your choice of spices (no salt)
Drizzle the potatoes with a little bit of olive oil, sprinkle on a few spices, and put them in the oven! While the potatoes are cooking, saute the fresh garlic and onion in a skillet on the stove. Saute for 5-10 mins. Bring potatoes out of the oven. They should be crispy. Scrape potatoes into the skillet with the garlic and onions. Mix and serve.
Repeat as many times during the day as you remember it.
I am a soldier in the army of the Lord. God has fashioned my life for armor that fits me. Jesus fights with me. He always wins. I have the victory. I seek justice and walk humbly with God. I do not walk in fear. When I ask for wisdom and discernment, he grants it liberally. When I stay in His word, my ability to discern grows. It helps me to know what I need to know.
Recommended for ages 6-16 years old
In October of 2016, I went down to the bookstore and purchased the first book of the Priscilla Shirer trilogy for my older children (then ages 10 and 7). My daughter, who would watch The NARNIA Chronicles film series on repeat if I allowed her to do it all day, instantly loved the book by Priscilla Shirer. Most people know that this book exposes children to the reality of “spiritual warfare”. However, when I asked my brilliant daughter what she felt was the theme of the book, she said it was about “discernment”. When I asked her why. She said, “because it takes discernment to know what is behind the doors presented to you in life.” The book illustrates several choices that these young people have to make as they navigate the spirit realm. Jenesis understood this to mean that we all have choices to make in life. You can’t know what is really for you without discernment. Well, there you have it. My daughter has just shared with you the reason you should buy the book.
Bonus Tip: Are you keeping track of which Bible stories relate to the Faith Sight Words I have shared? This might serve you well in future discussions with your children about their faith. There are several stories in the Bible that relate to discernment. Which character would you have chosen? Esther? Hosea? Paul?
Feel free to share with me your experiences during your consecration in the comments below.
“Heirs Together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”
This Family is His Family.
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