Coming to God

Children have fascinating minds that offer a window into their soul. They question much, trust much but also fear much. The Psalmist wrote his prayer to God in Psalm 6 and 7. In it he reveals why he can trust and have no fear.

Many have the mistaken idea that we can only come to God when we are on good behavior, but the Psalmist shows us that we can come boldly before the throne of grace at any time. The religious leaders, the political leaders, and the followers of Jesus were asking, “Who is he?” The Psalmist knew the answer! He is “my” God, the One who is immutable; He is “the same yesterday and today and forever!” [Heb 13:8] We can say this whether at peace within ourselves or when we recognize sin, which needs confessing. The Psalmist could always say “O Lord “my” God”—-Jehovah, Elohim. God was his personal and close confidant to whom he could turn at all times and all seasons of life. He knew that God would be as close as a whispered prayer, song, or voice proclaimed loudly. Because of that, he could come to God asking to change him from within so he might live a righteous life, which should also be our goal. “The righteous by faith will live.” [Rom 1:17]

Are we helping our children to know God as King David did for any circumstance? Why not start a prayer journal with your little ones where they record their thoughts each day or even one day a week. This will be a treasure for them when they are older and understand more.

Here’s an example by Eliza! https://homemom3.com/prayer-journals-for-kids-made-easy/

Coordinator of the Heartprints Blog Page: Gaye-Ellen Austin or SonShine has a passion to train people to be successful Bible students, following the words of Paul to his protégé Timothy: “ entrust to faithful people who will be competent to teach others as well.” (2 Tim 2:2). She taught 15 years in public schools and 12 years in a Christian school where she was coordinator of the NILD program for learning disabled students. She has taught Precept upon Precept classes and was a discussion group leader for 10+ yrs. in BSF in Daytona Beach. Fl. and Atlanta, GA. Also, Gaye-Ellen is the writer for the https://www.facebook.com/bible.org/ She also has her own personal blog page: https://sonshinesjournal.com/ David is a full time director for Bible.org as well as his secular job. He and Gaye-Ellen along with their son, Dr. Mark Austin, daughter-in-law, Dr. Blanca Austin and granddaughter Christina (https://christinaaustinlopez.com.) live in the Dallas area. Gaye-Ellen's goal is to present Christ and live Christ glorifying God. One of her favorite verses about the role as parents, teachers, and adults for the next generation comes from Psalm 78:4, "but tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord."

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