Posts Tagged ‘children’

A Balloon, A Necklace and A Parking Place

August 9, 2022

What do these 3 things have in common? They are all answers to a child’s prayer. For the next three days you will be able to find out how God answers prayer of a little child.

When Diana’s son, Anthony, was very young he went shopping with his Mom. It is typical for a child to want something at a store and he saw this beautiful balloon. He wanted it but money was short then and Diana told him they didn’t have money for the balloon.

“Why don’t you ask Jesus for the balloon?” his mother told him. So Anthony prayed and did ask Jesus for the balloon.

When the mail came there was a letter from Diana’s Mom with one dollar in it. Just enough for Anthony’s balloon. They went and brought the balloon. A little boy’s prayer was answered even before he asked because the letter was mailed days before.

Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Reprinted from 2016

A Little Boy!

June 30, 2022

A little boy came up to one of the volunteers at the Freedom Festival at Fellowship Baptist Church in Thonotosassa, Fl, pointed to the table with the ABC’s of Salvation. He said “I want that.”

He had seen the “3 Things God Can Not Do” display board, but did not wait to talk to that volunteer.

Not understanding what the boy wanted one of the other volunteers told him that there was not anything to give him. Both volunteers did not know what he wanted.

He would not leave and again said, “I want that.” And pointed to the soul winning table.

Finally, the volunteer ask him, “Do you want Jesus in your heart.”

“Yes”, the little boy answered. After explaining to him that Jesus could forgive him, the boy prayed.

He was so excited that he jumped up from the table and ran off without even telling his name or information.

That little boy knew what he wanted and needed. Jesus tells us to let the little children to come to Him. We have to be in tune with children when they are ready to come to Jesus.

Mark 10:14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Children Saved

June 28, 2019

Five children and one teenager made decisions to follow Jesus at the Freedom Festival in Florida. Several of the children had been at Vacation Bible School all week and they came into the booth to hear the gospel again and make sure of their salvation. We always rejoice when an adult or senior citizen accepts Christ, but a child has many more years to serve the Lord and Jesus welcomes them into the family of God.

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Boys and Girls Club

November 27, 2018

Wes and Beth had an amazing afternoon presenting SOS Events Ministry at the Teen Center Boys and Girls Club in Alexander City, Alabama. There were 10 teens that were presented to and 8 accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior the other 2 will be followed up with prayer and Bible study. We are so blessed to be a part of this life saving ministry and to God be the Glory.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

A Special Note

November 24, 2018

This note is from Carolyn Curtis’ great granddaughter, 8 years old. What a blessing to have generations of Godly children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. To know that the times of family gatherings will not end here on earth, but will be together in Heaven for eternity. The key is to have 2 Birthdays. Physical and Spiritual.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mother’s Day 2018

May 13, 2018

Mom’s have the most important job in the world. Rearing your children in this sinful world is not easy. May God bless you today and may your children give you the honor you deserve.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed;

Children

April 7, 2018

One of God’s greatest blessings is children. If God has blessed you with one or several, He has given you one of the greatest gifts. Along with it comes love and responsibility. Children are a joy and at the same time can cause sorrow. Pray for your children. Thank the Lord for them. Today, the temptations of the world are used by the devil to draw our precious children away from the Lord. We must be diligent in our care for them. Give them an extra hug today and if they are far away send them a message of love.

Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Young Christian (Child)

March 15, 2018

Yesterday we saw what a baby Christian is like. Today let us see what a Christian is like who is saved and has grown a little but has not yet matured. Children can be sweet, obedient, full of questions and like to learn new things. However, they are selfish, willful and sometimes disobedient. Young Christians have some of the same traits. If you are a young Christian, learn how to grow. Develop good habits. Go to a good Bible believing church, study the Bible daily, pray and fellowship with mature Christians. Also, learn to be a witness and tell friends and family about your faith in Jesus. Get rid of old things that would cause you to fall into sin. No matter what your physical age is, your spiritual age is the most important.

Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Children Your Heritage

January 19, 2018

If we have children and grandchildren we are abundantly blessed. God tells us that they are our heritage. Sometimes they make us so happy and other times they hurt and disappoint, but God has given us the most wonderful gift and also with that responsibility. If you have children in your life the first thing you need to do is be a Christlike example. Love them unconditionally. Then pray for them and pray for them (duplicate on purpose). The devil is a roaring lion waiting to devour them.

Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Santa

December 6, 2017

What do you do with Santa? You can’t ignore him because he is pictured everywhere. Your children will see and hear about him. Other children will be excited and talk about him.

Do you really want your children to find out you did not tell them the truth?

In our home, having a large family, we did talk about Santa this way;

Santa is pretend. A fairy tale like Cinderella or Snow White. Fun to think about but they are not real.

They were allowed to sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken but they knew that he was just a man pretending to be Santa.

The gifts they receive come from Daddy and Mommy because God gives blessings of being able to work.

We had fun with our children and played make believe with them about Santa but always told them the real meaning of Christmas is because it is Jesus birthday.

The manger scene was always in a prominent place in our home. (Still is)

We celebrated His birthday with a cake. Also, taught the true joy is in giving not receiving.

Did this hurt our children? No. They really enjoyed Christmas but never had the pain of finding out that Santa is not real and that their parents had not told the truth.

We always told them not to tell their friends because their Mom or Dad must tell them when it is time for them to know.

Have fun with your children this Christmas. Make some memories that are uniquely yours.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

(You May think this looks familiar and it will be. Christmas blogs are repeated from previous years and still worth repeating.)

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