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Friday, July 17, 2015

Mother Goose Time - Follow the Light, Experience God

The Lamp of the Body

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"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you."  
Luke 11:33-36
 
Teaching children this truth in Luke truly means living it ourselves. No, it does not mean that we are perfect. It means that "This is the love for God: to obey His commands. 1 John 5:3." When we give up our power to the Holy Spirit, we are more able to live with this light. Reach for God, do not look at what is not from God. Look at God's light. (The Follow the Light activity below illustrates this clearly to children.) After all, we all know that what we do is the truth of our spirit, and whether we choose to let light shine into our hearts is revealed in our daily interactions and seen in our eyes.
 

Children know the truth in our eyes, and so does God.

 
How do we look at our children?
How do we talk with our children?
How do we reveal ourselves to the world on a daily basis?
How can we have this light spoken of in Luke?

This light is faith in Jesus and the Holy Spirit shining God's love into the world through our eyes.

 

It is a Choice We Can Teach Our Children...

Mother Goose Time shared this fun activity, Follow the Light, as part of their Experience God Add On.


 

Singing Praise

A few months ago our 7-year-old daughter was in the grocery store and she was singing. She was singing with a power from the Holy Spirit. I could see people in the store amazed at her voice, and reacting in a very positive way. Many were smiling and some were coming from other isles to see this little light shining so brightly as she sang in joy...
 

"God sent His son, not to judge the world, but to save the world."

(Powerful words coming from a little girl, indeed.)
 
A Muslim woman in the store heard her singing and made a point to comment that she must have practiced for hours to sing that way.
 
What she did not know is that she did not. Her gift is from the Holy Spirit. She has had an amazing voice since she was only 3-years-old.
 
Her voice singing praises to God was designed for her to shine God's love and light into the hearts of those who will listen.

Singing Songs of Praise, Paying Attention and Listening

What gifts has the Holy Spirit given to your children?
 
What gifts has the Holy Spirit given you?

We must listen to the Holy Spirit's light within our children and let it shine into the world to bring peace, love and joy.

 

This Little Light of Mine Song

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
(Hold up your finger pretending it is a“little light”.)

Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine!
Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine!
Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine,
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
(Put one hand over your “light” when you sing ‘under a bushel’ and remove quickly when you sing, “no!”.)

The Word of God

 
"I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven." Luke 12:8-10
 

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