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Verse of the Day – Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

Today is my Son’s 13th birthday, I am blessed with two wonderful kids.  At the time when I looked for a way out, the Lord reminded me how much they needed me and in turn I realized how much I needed them and more importantly we all need the Father.

CHILDREN OF GOD by KUTLESS
Perfect love
Came to rescue us
Holy blood
Claimed us at the cross

Now we are forgiven and free
Adopted, and chosen to be

Children of God
Lift up your voice and sing
Wherever you are
Our father is the King

We are forgiven
We are His children
All is (always) forgiven
We are the children of God

Now we wait
We are waiting for that day
We will praise
Our father face to face

Cause we are forgiven and free
Adopted, and chosen to be

How great, how great is our Father’s love
He gave, He gave us His only Son

Verse of the Day – Matthew 5:9

Matthew 5:9

Matthew 5:9

Peace can sometimes mean so many things, in our daily walks it can be hard to find peace and keep working for it, yet I find the Word of God brings peace to my mind when it’s in turmoil.

CHILDREN OF GOD by THIRD DAY
Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God

We are the saints
We are the children
We’ve been redeemed
We’ve been forgiven
We are the sons and daughters of our God

My Kids Make Me Smile… Sometimes

Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile

It’s safe to say there have been times when I couldn’t really deal with my kids, times when I was drinking that I was happy to have them around and times when I was drinking because I couldn’t deal with being around them.  I guess it depended what mood I was drinking in, the happy mood just embracing the habit or the mood where I was mad with the world and drinking to escape everything and everyone, drinking to ease that anger.

These days though, it’s rare that I can’t deal with my kids, they are typical kids, they can mess up and they can be unbearable, the throw paddies (I used to) and they get a monk on every now and then (monk on: our Newark work for being mardy or being in a mood), but I can deal with it now, not run away or lose my rag or walk around the house mutter and scratching at my arms, not any more.

Last night though I had a great conversation with both of them, which certainly put a big smile on my face.  My daughter Eve came home and said she had asked her mum if she could get Baptised at our next Baptism service, she’s only eight, but she had watched the Baptisms at Church earlier in the day and decided she wanted to do that too.

She told me that Jesus had been Baptised and as she wanted to be like Jesus, then she wanted to be Baptised too.  She was already planning her testimony speech for the service.  She was deadly serious, plus even though Ben isn’t as into going to Church as Eve, he showed an interest too, so you never know.

Then I mentioned my Baptism, neither my kids or Victoria were present at my Baptism, they were at their Cousin’s birthday party and seeing as I hadn’t planned to be Baptised, it was one of those on the day callings, they weren’t really missing it, but what I hadn’t realised is that I had never discussed this with them and they weren’t actually aware of the fact I had been Baptised.

So we had a great conversation about being Baptised, what it meant to me on the day and that feeling of being called by God, we also had a laugh at the fact I didn’t have a change of clothes (no planning) but although I had been found a set of clothes, I didn’t have a change of underwear, so the water eventually soaked through into the trousers and it looked very much like I had wet myself, but at the moment, on that day, nothing was going to steel the elation from me, what’s a little water after all!

I can’t wait to see my kids Baptised, that day the will make me smile, the biggest smile ever.

CHILDREN OF GOD by THIRD DAY
Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

We are the saints
We are the children
We’ve been redeemed
We’ve been forgiven
We are the sons and the daughters of our God

So Proud Of My Boy

Two weeks ago I took my Son to our Church youth group Amplified for the first time, he used to go to the group for younger kids before it was closed, but as he’s now 11 and in September will move up schools, he’s eligible for the older youth group which I have been attending as part of the A.V. Team.

Two weeks ago it was games in the local park, not the normal meeting at Church, so yesterday evening he came along for the first time.

Well if you’ve seen my post “Alone In A Crowded Room” then you will know how hard I find it to mix with new people, so Ben is the same, he’s shy and quiet, not a natural mixer, like me he’s okay when he’s included, but not great at being forward.

In regular Church meetings on a Sunday morning, he sits with the other from Kids Church, whilst most of the girls dance and sing along to worship, my daughter Eve included, Ben sits quietly at the side, not getting involved, when I see him from my camera position or indeed from my old seat, I see myself in him.

Also he doesn’t like change too much, in fact he doesn’t want to move school, he told has last teacher at his primary school he does not want to go to secondary school, point blank he refused to go, they managed to convince him he has to, told him to see how it goes for the first few months, then they would speak with him after that, somehow they got him to agree.

He met with a few of the kids at the park a few weeks ago, so he knew a few last night, but at times I could see him alone, but trying.

When it came to worship last night, he stood up at the front with the others, I half expected him to stay seated at the back, but he moved forward and I’m certain I actually saw him clapping along with the music.

In the social time after he stood alone a while, so I engaged in a game of table tennis with him, which he enjoyed, then he was joined by a group of others and seemed to be in thick of things, so I left him to it. By the end of the evening he knew quite a few of the other kids and had signed us up for the BBQ next Friday. I glad he’s making friends, many of these kids although older than him, go to his new school, I think it’s good for him to have some older friends he knows in his new environment who can help him.

We helped tidy up and put out the chairs out of Sunday’s service, he got involved and didn’t complain even as it got late.

Although he’s a quiet lad (unless he’s fighting with his sister) he seemed to enjoy it and I hope it will help him, both with his new school and shyness, but more importantly with his faith.

I’m proud of how he handled it last night and proud of how he got involved, it may be a small step, but it’s a start.

CHILDREN OF GOD by THIRD DAY
Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

We are the saints
We are the children
We’ve been redeemed
We’ve been forgiven
We are the sons and the daughters of our God

Construction Work

With a nice quiet relaxing Boxing Day, I decided to make a few alterations to my Blog, but unfortunately what I had planned is taking longer than expected. I’ve managed to get some of these completed but there is more to do, much more to get it looking and functioning the way I want it to.

The main change for today is the addition of the My Favourite Posts page on the menu. The reason for this is, as the Blog has grown so much, since I started this back in October, many of my new followers will probably not have read some of my earlier posts, some of which I believe are the strongest that I have written, therefore I started with six of my favourites on the menu for easy access, obviously this may grow over time.

If you have not read these posts, please feel free to take a look.

I’ve also added some of the facts I’ve posted about me to the About Me menu.

Over the coming days I intend to add a menu to catalogue my poetry and also revamp the Music For Inspiration page, but that is taking a lot longer than I anticipated.

As you may have gathered from my posts over the last week, this Christmas has gone a lot better for me than I was expecting. Many of you have left me some fantastic comments on my more recent posts, I thank you so much for each comment and every like, they have all help to keep my spirits up and reinforce my faith.

I dedicate Children Of God by Third Day to you all.

Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God
Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us, He has delivered us
(Children Of God by Third Day)