Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peace on Earth Challenge

This past weekend was great. We had three kids for 3 days, and we had a great time. It was a very busy weekend for me, what with cooking, and cleaning and laundry. Plus we were trying to get to know the kids, and allow them to get to know us, all with trying to have fun! We went to the movies, the zoo, we ate out a couple of times, and most importantly went to church with them.

From what we learned from the kids, they are not use to going to church consistently on Wednesday or Sunday nights. We however are at church every time the doors are open and love the fellowship and learning that we get during this time. We love to learn about God and we love to teach about God! Below is a couple of verses that pertain to this topic.

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18:20

We have to stick together and lift each other up, encourage each other and pray for one another! If we don't gather together Satan can easily get into each of lives, and eventually into our churches! But each of these starts with us guarding our own personal lives. To do this we need to put God first!

As of right now the plans are that we will get the kids again on the 26th and it will be a more permanent arrangement, instead of just a visit. We look forward to teaching these kids about the love of Jesus and the peace that He brings to our lives!

This weeks challenge is: Christmas is just 5 days away and so much of our time is often spent helping the children to remember the "Reason for the Season". Now it's our turn. Once the kids are in bed get yourself a HOT drink (again we are warming the body as we warm the soul.) Get ALONE and turn out the lights by your Christmas tree, a lit fire, or a candle and just be alone with God. Pray, talk to him, I encourage you to sing Christmas carols or songs praising him, and just rest with Jesus.

I have not done this yet, but I look forward to doing it! I would like to wish everyone of you a very Merry Christmas, and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and He should be placed first in our lives!

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