Do you remember the song, “When You’ve Been Blessed” by Patti Labelle? The first words of the song, she says “Pass it on”. She then goes on to sing about the world we live in and how important it is for us to be a blessing to others.
We all are His children sharing gifts from above…When you’ve been blessed feels like heaven. – Patti Labelle
During this consecration, we are participating in a #DanielFast for the purpose of drawing closer to the Lord. Make no mistake that as you develop spiritually, your relationships are being affected as well. Your loved ones are being impacted. Your relationship with food is being improved. Your relationship with time is being challenged. Your relationship with money is being critiqued. It is all good though. It is my hope that these posts help you to realize the benefits of consecration within a community; your community, your family. As a result of these posts, I truly have been blessed by your engagement and encouragement to continue sharing these bits of wisdom. So, will you do as Ms. Patti Labelle instructs us to do?
When you’ve been blessed, Pass it on. Pass it on.
Read Matthew 13:18-52
This passage of scripture is sometimes referred to as “seven great parables.” I think of the classroom when I read these parables from Jesus. It is as if he was providing enough examples of the description of heaven to reach every person assembled. That is what a good teacher does. They don’t just teach one or two or fifteen, they adjust their instruction to the best of their ability to reach the class. This instruction on heaven is so important that Jesus wanted to make sure no one misses it. No wonder they called him Teacher. Don’t you just love Jesus? He certainly loves you.
Today’s Faith Sight Word
HEAVEN. To a child, thoughts of heaven are filled with wonder. When you ask them about heaven, you are likely to receive several different answers. But here is a definition I love, “the place where All God’s Children belong.” We should be as little children. Thoughts of heaven should feel us with excitement. Mature believers need to teach those developing in their faith to be heavenly minded. This is our destiny.
Recipe for the Fast
1/2 cup of quinoa (feeds a family of 4-5)
1 cup of vegetable broth
2 tablespoons of California Sun Dry Julienne Cut Sun-Dried Tomatoes
half green pepper (diced small)
2 sprigs of fresh basil (chopped finely)
Add vegetable broth and minced garlic to saucepan and heat to boiling. Once boiling, add quinoa and cover. Once quinoa is prepared to the desired density, fluff in the green peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Garnish with basil sprinkled over the top. Enjoy!
Repeat as many times during the day as you remember it.
I am on my way to heaven. Heaven is my goal and where I wish to be. I will live my days, actively engaged in storing my treasures above. I am in this world but not of this world. The world will know to whom I belong by the love I show.
Recommended for ages 0-6 years old
What is Heaven Like? Beverly Lewis and Pamela Querin (Illustrator)
Again, I have to give a shout out to friends who have helped me prepare these 21- days of family activities and tips. Thank you, Lakita Epps and family, for providing me with this book suggestion today.
At some point, every child gets curious about heaven. This usually happens when parents have to explain that a loved one has died and “gone to heaven”. Author, Beverly Lewis, wrote this book to help parents when that time comes. We want our children to develop an idea of heaven not based on cartoonists images but on the vivid descriptions in the word of God. Therefore, mature adults need to get excited about heaven. If you really know what to expect, you would be.
Feel free to tell us about your experiences during the consecration in the comments below.
If you haven’t shared these posts with your friends and family, I encourage you to pass on the blessing. Thank you.
“Heirs Together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”
This Family is His Family.
Love Your Legacy,