have always been thankful that I grew up in
a Christian home. Two wonderful parents,
that were a shining example of Christ, in
word and deed. We always went to church,
Sunday mornings to Sunday School then church
service. When we were young, Dad would go to
church for the evening service, but mum
would have church with us in the living
room. We would sing our favourite songs and
then mum would tell us a story. I cherish
the church had a children's program called
"Happy Hour". I am sure that there were
other speakers, but the one night I remember
in my mind and heart was the night that Mr.
Parlaine told us the story of the Prodigal
Son with flannel-graph. I was only 5, but I
remember it clearly. I was too shy when he
wanted to accept Jesus into their
heart...but I wanted to so badly. So when I
got home I asked my sister Carolyn, who was
only 8, if she had Jesus in her heart and
she said yes. So I asked if she would pray
with me. So we knelt down by the bed and
prayed and I asked Jesus into my heart. That
night changed my life. Even at that age, I
knew that something was different.
One night I
had a bad dream, and I remember going in to
my parents room. Both were asleep. I tried
to wake my mom, but she didn't hear me. So
I cuddled up in the chair beside the bed.
She must have sensed me there because she
turned over and asked why I was there. I
told her and this is what she said. "You go
back to your room, and you pray and ask God
to take the dream away, and help you to
sleep." Reluctantly I did. I really wanted
to snuggle in with her. But it was the best
thing she could have said. As young as I
was, it was a transforming night for me. I
prayed and I asked the Father to take away
the bad dream, and that I would never dream
a bad dream again, and to help me go to
sleep. He did and I fell asleep. That was
the beginning of my journey of learning to
go straight to God when I had a problem. And
he has always been there for me.
When I got
old enough, I got to go to Pioneer Girls, a
wonderful group in our church that taught us
the Bible during the week. This is where I
learned a lot of Bible scriptures, that I
memorized, and still know by heart today. We
also learned the books of the Bible. All of
this was for points, but I now know that
God's true purpose
was to help us to learn the Bible. Little
did I know at that time, just how much I was
going to use that as I got older.
now I see how God's hand was in all of this,
and just how important it would be to make
me the Christian I am today, and how it
literally saved my life more then once. God
gave me a revelation of this, and that is
what I want to share with you.
scriptures that I learned all those years
ago have been a stronghold in my life. I
didn't realize at the time, just how much.
God knows what you need, way before you do,
and way before it happens. These two
scriptures have been the backbone of
everything I have learned in my Christian
walk and have become my life scriptures.
Trust in the
Lord with all your heart, And lean not on
your own understanding; In all your ways
acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your
Your word is
a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
Little did I
know that learning these scriptures as a
young child, I was feeding them into my
spirit. That every time I would say them, I
was reinforcing their truths, making them a
part of me. Instilling Faith and confidence
in God, His Son and the Holy Spirit, and
that they would be leading me and guiding me
my whole life.
a study by Dr. Caroline Leaf, I now
understand how by repetition, we feed our
mind and spirit, until it becomes a part of
us. Eventually becoming just a normal part
of what we believe and speak. It will flow
out of our inner most being.
of the Holy Spirit
38 He who
believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,
out of his heart will flow rivers of living
water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the
Spirit, whom those believing in Him would
receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet
given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
showed me this I shared it with Tom. I was
overwhelmed at the goodness of God and His
love for me, and all of us that are His
children. When we are little children, he
knows our whole life, and will lead us along
the path he knows we belong on, but we must
be obedient and not stray from that path, in
order to fulfill the plans he has for us.
If you take
Proverbs 3:5-7 and meditate on it, I pray
that God will give you the same revelation
He gave me. Let's break it down so we can
get a fuller understanding.
the Lord, with all your heart."
Do you trust
God no matter what? Can you place your life
in His hands and know that He will never
harm you? That He loves you, as much as He
No that is
not blasphemy, Jesus said it himself ...
John 17:23 I
in them, and You in Me; that they may be
made perfect in one, and that the world may
know that You have sent Me, and have loved
them as You have loved Me.
I trust God
with my life, and the lives of my family.
Putting them all into His hands was the
easiest thing I have ever done. How? By
taking the next part of that verse...
not on your own understanding"
understanding can get us into a lot of
trouble. The mind will believe anything that
is fed into it. So we need to feed it the
Word of God, not anything else. If someone
tells you something, don't believe it unless
it lines up with the Word of God. I don't
care how convincing or sincere it sounds.
Our understanding is based on what we see,
in the physical world around us. We need to
be believe, based on what the Word of God
For what if
some did not believe? Will their unbelief
make the faithfulness of God without effect?
4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but
every man a liar.
By Faith We
11 Now faith
is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.
need, that pertains to life and godliness,
God has already provided. If it promises
life...it is God. If it promises death...it
is the devil. Plain and simple!
does not come except to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy. I have come that they may
have life, and that they may have it more
2 Grace and
peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge
of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His
divine power has given to us all things that
pertain to life and godliness, through the
knowledge of Him who called us by glory and
virtue, 4 by which have been given to us
exceedingly great and precious promises,
that through these you may be partakers of
the divine nature.
Christians do not understand this. But God
has provided everything we will ever need to
live. And not only promises but "Exceeding
Great and Precious Promises" and through
these promises, we have the divine nature of
God in us!
that for while and let it sink in! We have
God living in us, and we in Him!
part of the verse.
"In all your
ways acknowledge Him"
definition of acknowledge means to state
that something is real, factual or true.
To admit to
be true or as stated; confess
the authority or claims of
what the circumstances, stop and think of
what God would have you to do and find it in
the Word of God to be sure. His Word has
1 John 1:5
This is the message which we have heard from
Him and declare to you, that God is light
and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we
say that we have fellowship with Him, and
walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice
the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as
He is in the light, we have fellowship with
one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanses us from all sin.
So God is
the Word! Jesus is the Word!
Light! Jesus is the Light!
Spirit is the Teacher
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in My name, He will teach
you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all things that I said to you.
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has
come, He will guide you into all truth; for
He will not speak on His own authority, but
whatever He hears He will speak; and He will
tell you things to come.
members of the Trinity will lead and guide
us along our path, if we will obey them by
obeying the Word!
over the years, the devil has tried to steal
my life. Some before I had a lot of
knowledge of the Word, but God saved me from
them all. So many times I have asked
God...how come you made me so strong and
hungry for your Word? And finally I listened
for an answer...and He said this to me...
came to me as a little child and have
trusted me all of your life, that is your
these scriptures as a young child, I opened
the way for God's protection in my life.
Jesus said this...
13 Then they
brought little children to Him, that He
might touch them; but the disciples rebuked
those who brought them. 14 But when Jesus
saw it, He was greatly displeased and said
to them, “Let the little children come to
Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is
the kingdom of
15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child
will by no means enter it.”
2 Then Jesus
called a little child to Him, set him in the
midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say
to you, unless you are converted and become
as little children, you will by no means
enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore
whoever humbles himself as this little child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
words I have never heard before of a very
me! This I know,
Bible tells me so;
to Him belong;
weak, but He is strong.
tells me so.
me! This I know,
As He loved
so long ago,
children on His knee,
them come to Me.”
me still today,
me on my way,
Wanting as a
friend to give
love to all who live.
me! He who died
gate to open wide;
He will wash
away my sin,
little child come in.
me! He will stay
me all the way;
bled and died for me,
henceforth live for Thee
matter how old you are, it is never too late
to start to study God's word and memorize
As long as you come as a His little child,
he will lead you along that path too.
Hide His Word in your heart...in your
hidden your word in my heart that I might
not sin against you.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose
mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in