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Your Emergency Responsibility

“All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him; for he alone of Jeroboam’s family shall come to the grave, because in him there is found something pleasing to the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.” 1 kings 14:13

If you read the entire chapter 14 of 1 kings, you will discover how Abijah, son of Jeroboam fell sick, and Jeroboam instructed his wife to disguise herself and go to Prophet Ahijah to inquire about the health of their son, and how the Prophet revealed the woman’s true identity even before she stepped into the prophet’s house.

Then this was followed by Prophet Ahijah’s prediction concerning Jeroboam and his family. God granted Abijah a honourable death, and burial and memorial mourning, which all Israel did for him.

The bible says, none of Jeroboam’s family will die naturally because of his numerous sins BUT God remembered Abijah and there is no doubt here that among all the family members of Jeroboam, Abijah must have followed God with his entire heart.

Yes, the boy died but he did not die mercilessly like the rest of his family. He died normally, and was buried and all Israel mourned him.

If you read the verse again, you will notice this precious words; “…. because in him there is found something pleasing to the Lord, the God of Israel…” That means Abijah served God throughout his life!

He died, not paying for the sins of his father. I bet God removed the boy earlier on away from his family so that he would not experience any of the punishments set out for Jeroboam, who failed to serve God but worship false gods, burnt incense, bow down to lifeless images, which he believed would save him.

Many of us Christians do not see the emergency when it comes to us teaching our children about God. I would like to understand this, and that is, Christianity is not just meant for you and you alone. It involves your family members too. If you are a parent, then you have the emergency responsibility to lead your children in the ways of the Lord.

Apart from this, do not be so indulge in your sinful ways and by this influence your children as well. You are hold responsible for what happen to them. You are in charge of their wellbeing and for this, you must show them the ways of God. Tell them about the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Make them know that God exists and teach them about the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Jeroboam was a bad parent, yet his son, Abijah, chose not to follow his father’s footstep. The boy must have been shown God’s instructions right from when he was young and he lived by it until his death.

I still remind you, nothing is of emergency responsibility to you presently than to raise your children in the ways of God. You may never know the effect of this at the moment until generation after generation of yours exist years on that the effect of what you teach them would show.

Do not be a bad parent like Jeroboam; instead, make it your profound duty to nurture your children with love, and divine laws of our Lord.

Peace!

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If Only You Allow Him

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49: 15 (NIV)

The love God has for us is more than any you can compare. His love is even more than that of mother and child. His love is everlasting, and does not change. A mother may get to a point in her life that she will disown her child, based on his action, but God never does this.

He will forever love you even if you mess up, run away and come back to him. His mercy is irreversible, because He delights in showing and showering his mercy upon His people.

You know what? Everyone close to you may run away at the moment when you need him or her most. They may abandon you or they may even forget you, but God won’t do that.

Rest your faith, your hope, and your life in the hands of God. He will lift you up. You don’t have to bother running from one mortal to mortal in need of help. All you need to do is come to God, because He is every ready to help you, if only you allow Him.

Peace!

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No Pain is Permanent

“When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because the hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world.” John 16:21

A child is born, and the entire world rejoices! His family congratulate the mother and the father, but none of them carried the burden. None of them knew those processes and stages of pregnancy the women went through to have the child.

All they know is a child is born.

The days, the weeks, and the months that the woman suffered so much pains, sleepless nights, back pain, that she would turn here and there in bed, unable to sleep because the child inside her just want to turn the other way or this way while she wants to her sleeping position to be the other way. What about the moments this woman would find every food irritated to her?  How about the series of fever she had as result of body changing?

None of these does anyone knew. Yes, they saw her during her pregnancy. They saw the bulging tummy, the once slimmed pretty feet –now turned fat and too heavy, and also the saw the excessive  fatness she’d grown overnight.

Yes, all these symptoms, appearances, they’d seen BUT none of them were able to know her inner feelings, her pains, her agony, and her willingness to bore the child.

This same process is likened her to every believer’s period of pains. Jesus, while on earth, was addressing his disciples here and telling them about how their pains and their sorrow will turn to joy.

It is still refers to today.

You may have so many pains within you, concerning personal matters that trouble you. I would like you to note this; ‘every pain, irrespective of the sizes, or the volume, is temporal.’

Do not conclude in your heart, or by yourself that all hope is lost. No! No hope is lost for you.  As long as God exists and forever more He will, so you do not have to panic.

No pain is permanent!  The only way out of your pains is you need to keep on strongly to your faith in God. He alone can deliver you. He alone is capable of removing all your pains. Go to Him; talk to Him, show Him your pains, discuss your worries with Him, and then leave everything in His hands. He will take care of them all.

Peace!

Princess Ayelotan

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Please, Do Not Neglect your Children

“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it owuld be better for you if a great milestone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

In this chapter, Jesus uses children as example of those who are qualify to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He uses children because of their humility, their innocence to issue of life, and their willingness to forgive at all time irrespective of the circumstances.

Apart from these, in the above verse, Jesus Christ makes it clear about the need to train our children in the way of the Lord. You as a Christian is not the only one qualify to go to church, to read the Bible, to sing hymns, to pray and to worship God.

Your children have the right to knowing God and it is your profound duty to ensure that these little ones of yours know everything about God and His existences.

It’s so saddening seeing how many parents here don’t even bother about putting their children in the way of God. On Sundays when one is expected in the house of the Lord, many parents prefer to go to cineman, the bar, the amusements parks, parties, or even stores with their children.

Many Children today do not even know how to pray. They have no idea who is Jesus Christ. In fact, majority of them don’t believe God exists because they learnt the false declarations about God from their parents and thus, they too stick to it.

Jesus Christ is not only warning but in the above verse but places damnation on such parents who have not make it their priority to teach their children the way of the Lord.

What are your roles as parent? Why do you think God gives you that child you are holding in your hands? Why do you think you are blessed with so wonderful numbers of children?

You have the ultimate responsibility to lead your children to God!

Please do not enter into trouble by not teaching your children the way of the Lord. Tell thel about God. Teach them the unfailing love of God. Pray with them. Take them to church. Tell them about the law of the Lord as well as read daily the word of God with them.

Do not be so busy with your private activities that you neglect this important spiritual part of your children’s lives so you will not be blame in the time to come.

May God help you as parent to direct your children properly in His way and in His word in Jesus mighty name, amen.

Peace!

Princess Ayelotan
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