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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Golden Rule!

When I was in elementary school, every child knew "The Golden Rule!" Today the same thing cannot be said. Knowing that this Golden Rule came from the Word of God, I pondered this: "Is that why we stopped teaching it in school?"

Where did the big drive to protect our children from so called "Religion" come from? I am not for Religion but I am all for the Word of God! Somehow I just don't think this is what our forefathers had in mind with the whole separation of Church and State.

Teaching our children about morals as well as manners is vital! We have the "don't bully rule" but I don't think there is enough emphasis put on the solution.

Today I am on letter "D" and the verse under it comes out of the Gospel Luke, Chapter 6, Verse 31. On my Alphabet Picture, it reads like this (red because it was said by Jesus himself):

"Do to others as you would have them do to you."

Kind of hard to be cruel and unkind to another person when you know in your heart how you'd feel if the tables were turned! This is not only a good lesson for children, it is a Great lesson for us adults! How can we expect the children to know how to treat others when we aren't good at it ourselves? The honest answer is we shouldn't.

As I sometimes do, I like to take in more than just the quote itself. Again, this paints such a bigger picture. I am going to continue down to verse 36:

"If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that?
 Even sinners love those who love them!
 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit?
 Even sinners will lend to other senders for a full return.
 Love your enemies! Do good to them.
 Lend to them without expecting to be repaid.
 Then your reward from heaven will be very great,
 and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High,
 for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.
You must be compassionate, just as you Father is compassionate."

If you listened to what Jesus taught, and you attempted to follow his directions, your life would be enriched. The Holy Bible is full of incredible stories. Nothing written in The Holy Bible has been discredited throughout history . . . no matter how hard people have tried. I have a hard time understanding the opposition to what the Word of God teaches. I am intrigued by those who are so against a Loving God. My heart goes out to them for I know they have not been shown the Truth. Many are blind to it and unwilling to see.

If you are a parent I make this plea to you, take an honest look into the Word of God . . . skip Genesis for now . . . go to Proverbs or Ephesians. Read it with your own eyes. If you are open to wanting your children to grow into loving, confident adults you owe it to both them and you to do so. Most parents would go to great lengths to give their children a good foundation to succeed in life. I hope you are among them!

I must get working on the next chapter regarding my life story. Again I have been delayed. I must be causing a ripple because the evil one had me almost convinced that I should quit writing about my life with God . . . really about anything to do with God. It was this morning that I realized I was being bombarded with negative thoughts about myself. He is sneaky . . . put down your guard . . . think you've got this thing by it's tail and wham! you are flat on the ground . . . so happy Our Father is there to breathe Life right back into me!

Today, I ask for prayers for all believers and spreaders of the Good News to have moments of encouragement throughout each day. May we encourage and lift up one another in all ways on all days. I pray that those who are in doubt are shown the light. May it be enough to cause one's heart to seek more truth. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Wendy, Mom of Many

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