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Happy New Year!

Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you them, For, behold, I create new heaven and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Isaiah 42:9 & 65:17.

Happy (Roman Calendar) New Year!! As we plan and set goals for the Year 2013, lets keep in mind what God has in mind concerning us in the coming months…Christ is the Beginning of one’s experience in God, it’s the first foundational experience of our beginning! Ex. 12:2; 13:4, states, the beginning of months for a nation is A’bid (April). Here we see how God changed the calendar for us and gave us a new calendar, a new beginning, a new birth in Jesus Christ!

1 Peter 2:9 & 1:9-11, but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, they ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light….we testified of the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow…..

Enjoy and look forward to the Biblical new beginning in the month of April! AMEN!!!

By: Our Report Ministries

Growing in Godliness for Moms – Believing

Growing in Godliness for Moms – Believing

The world is awaiting to do battle with your child. Give your child the best armor needed for eternal success!!

As a mom, I often pray concerning my ability to be the mom God wants me to be.  As parents we don’t know, we doubt sometimes and we miss it. Just as God chose to use Peter, the disciple who denied Him, to preach the sermon at Pentecost in Acts 2, God chooses to use me as an imperfect mom to impact the lives of my children and to model what the life of faith in Jesus Christ looks like.

A key passage on parenting, teaching and/or training our children  that the Lord keeps before my husband and me is Deuteronomy 6:4-8.

Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind,your whole being, and all your strength. 

These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach  them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road,  as you lie down, and as you get up. You should tie them as a reminder on your forearm and fasten them as symbols on your forehead. Inscribe them on the door frames of your houses and gates. (Deut 6:4-8)

We can apply the principles given long ago to Israel as we parent our children today. In this passage we see that the first priority is to love God wholeheartedly. Then we are to teach our children. Our faith is not confined to the sanctuary on Sunday morning during the worship service. We are to be teaching in the morning, in carpool, in the grocery store, at the mall, and at bedtime. We are to relate what we know about God and His purposes to the everyday occurrences of life. We are to live out our relationship with Jesus Christ each day in the mundane activities of life. As parents, we are charged with the primary responsibility of teaching our children about God. We cannot outsource this responsibility.

Handing down our faith is more than asking our children to put their faith in Jesus. We can begin with the youngest child to talk about God and His love, to acknowledge Him as Creator of all things, and to build a foundation for faith. When the Holy Spirit convicts that child and draws him to the Savior, the knowledge of who Christ is has already been planted. Start today to plant seeds of the knowledge of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the basics of the Christian walk in the life of your child. Brainstorm with other moms about creative ways to impart your faith. Begin today to teach your children about the most important relationship in life, a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Action Step: Begin to hand down your faith by being intentional, relational, and repetitive in your teaching. Start by choosing a time of day and a routine that you can repeat. For example, you might decide to pray with your children each morning before they leave for school. Write out one thing you will do to teach your children about a relationship with Jesus.

Agreement….

Likewise ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives, while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear (holiness by sanctification in the heart, being humble with the fear of God, not usurping authority over your husband)….Be all of one mind, having compassion one of another, for the Lord eyes are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers…(1 Peter 3:1-2, 11, 15).

Prayer meets in…

Prayer meets inner needs……..and makes a difference in the lives of others……resulting in the greater, looking to the END of your faith.

I’ve learned that the most meaningful prayer comes from a heart that places its trust in God by faith in Jesus Christ. Also effective prayer is scriptually recieved (spirit of wisdom & revelation in the knowledge of Hm, Eph 1:17-18) faith come by hearing and hearing the Word of God, receiving the finish work of Jesus Christ, which grants the grace by which God hear and answer us. A confident prayer life is built on the cornerstone of Jesus Christ’s work only, and His word only as shown by the prophets and the apostles in the Bible.