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Having a child has taught me a lot of things about meeting the needs of another person. As an infant, my daughter, like all babies, was unable to supply anything for herself. As she aged and grew, we've taught her to do more and more for herself. Our ultimate goal, of course, is for her to learn enough to become a secure, intelligent, Christian adult.
More than once, I've been too upset or in too much pain to pray with words. However, I've never felt like God abandoned me; I never felt out of communion with Him. I felt like something in me was still calling to Him, even though I couldn't even express what I needed. God knew what I needed, even if I didn’t know myself.
What are you good at? In what ways are you naturally talented? Do you know that God gave you those gifts and abilities for a reason? There are very few great projects that one person can do alone. You cannot build and maintain a large building by yourself; nor can one Christian build and maintain the Church. God has given His people gifts that work together.
I have a confession to make. One day while driving, I made a rude gesture to another driver who had almost caused an accident. But then I remembered that I had a church bumper sticker on my car! I had no excuse to be disrespectful anyway; but, I asked myself, how dare I be rude almost literally in Jesus' Name?
During our family's process to adopt a child, we learned that adopted children sometimes wonder about their history and how they fit in. You, too, might wonder about your identity as an adopted child of God. He has known who you were and would become since before your birth, but God lets you discover how He can use your unique personality to minister to others.
When my cousin heard I was struggling with something, she introduced me to her mother-in-law, Cindy, who has had similar experiences. Cindy and I have a great relationship, discussing our common issues and supporting each other. However, we've never met in person; all our contact has been online.
Jesus paid the highest price for you and me because He loves us more than we could ever imagine. He was put to death by being crucified on a cross, and his body was laid in a tomb behind a stone. He lived and then died rejected and alone. Like a rose He was trampled on the ground. Jesus took the fall and thought of you ABOVE ALL! Here are 8 biblical terms to think about. As we learn about these words during Easter, we can appreciate the reason we celebrate.
When I was in grade 4 of secondary school, I sprained my ankle. Being on crutches for 6 weeks made it hard to keep up with the other kids. But one friend stayed with me and made sure I didn't get left out. We came from different social and racial backgrounds, but that didn't matter to either of us. She literally let me lean on her, and I was grateful for her kindness and strength.
Have you ever tended a garden or worked on a farm? If so, you know that it is a lot of work! I always marvel when my uncles gather their tools and head out to the fields to "make hay." They can't turn the grass into hay unless it's perfectly ready; it's also important that the tools are in good shape!