Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Genesis 39: 20-21-Then Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the King's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. (NKJ)
There are often times when we think that things are getting better but they actually get worse. The life of Joseph is such a powerful story, because he had a dream that he would one day be ruler over many. Well you see, Joseph went from the pit to the palace to prison. But eventually after he had gone through test and trials he was ruler over Egypt, just as he had dreamed. We have to remember what God has revealed to us in the light still exist in the dark. The Bible tells us that God was with Joseph while he was in the pit, palace, and in the prison. Since God is never changing, that same God is with us in our "Pit Experience." God is molding and making virtuous men and women at this very hour, so right now your purpose for being in the pit has PROMISE. So when the going gets tough, the tough trust God. Just when you think everything is against you, that is when it is working for your good.
WHILE IN THE PIT PRAISE!
Pray for the victims who have lost family members to the fires in California, as well as the Astronauts that are in space. Continue to pray for our children and our school systems.
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Be Blessed! Qua Sonya D. Johnson
Monday, October 15, 2007
MEDITATION: Building a child's character starts at home. People that interact with your child daily also contribute to your child's character building. It is very important to monitor who pours into your child's life. Deciding what daycare or school your child attends is as equally important as who interacts and pours into the child's life. The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" is so true. That village may include, teachers, babysitters, God-parents, and sometimes neighbors. But the village must have Godly love and have a genuine love for children. God has graciously given us our children as gifts. The gift of a child should be cherished and appreciated. As parents it is our responsibility to nurture, teach, direct, discipline, and protect our gift. Often times we have to make sacrifices to make sure our children are well taken care of. It may be given up a career, relationship, personal goals or even hobbies. Spending quality time with our children are important as well. Anytime spent with the child can be considered "quality time," because it is giving them your full attention. Your child's greatest need is the security of knowing that you care. Give your child something that money cannot buy and that is your time. You will be building a lifelong relationship each minute you spend with your child.