Through The Eyes Of A Child

“I know children are supposed to learn from me, but through the years, as I’ve watched them closely, I am aware of how much MORE they have taught me!

And although they are oblivious to how much of an impact they’ve had,

I would be a fool not to follow their lead on how to live this one life!”

FAITH | LOVE | SOUL

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Paulo Coelho has said that . . .

“A child can teach an adult three things:

 to be happy for no reason,

 to always be busy with something,

and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

Being an adult is a constant reminder of our responsibilities, all the while forgetting how to LIVE LIFE FULLY.  We remember to be an active participant of the “rat race” while forgetting what it’s like to “slow down and smell the roses.”

As adults, I believe we can learn much when we view the world through the eyes of a child.

Here are 5 beautiful ways in which children live and the valuable lessons they teach us!

#1 THEY LIVE IN THE MOMENT

Children don’t dwell on the past and certainly do not worry about the future.  They fully enjoy the HERE AND NOW! For them, the…

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Waiting is Not Wasted Time

“FRIENDS, THERE ARE REASONS FOR YOUR SEASON OF WAITING!

Don’t get discouraged!

Sometimes WHAT WE LEARN AND WHO WE BECOME in the process of waiting is even more important than what we’re waiting for!”

FAITH | LOVE | SOUL

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Often though, it seems to be!

If you’re like me, then you probably dislike waiting. Whether we’re waiting for trivial things such as our phone to charge, or more serious things such as a big life decision, waiting can be difficult for us all.  While we’re waiting we often become tense and anxious, wondering how long will this take?

But what if we’re thinking about waiting in all the wrong ways?

What if our waiting was valuable time, instead of wasted time in our lives?

I would like to suggest five ways in which you can GROW while you’re waiting.

GROW IN WISDOM  

Waiting can provide much needed clarity and knowledge.  It buys us the time we need for reflection to occur. During our reflection time, our mind becomes clearer with knowledge, allowing for perspective and wisdom.

GROW IN TRUTH 

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Living in Humility

Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. – Proverbs 22:4

Humility is not sought out in our culture. We elevate the assertive person, the concise thinker and even the boastful. However, this proverb along with the first nine chapters points out that it is humility that places us in true submission to God. Our Christian faith should urge us towards reverence and submission to a Holy God. Our lives should be under lordship to Jesus. When you exhibit a humble attitude and a servant’s heart, people will desire to work for you, work with you or invite you to work for them. Humility is like a magnet; it draws opportunities to you. Having a great reputation grounded in humility and wisdom will sustain you through life.

by Dimas Salaberrios, Pastor, Infinity Bible Church, The South Bronx of New York City, Author of Street God

Please Stop Comparing Yourself to Them

“Instead of comparing and trying to find the small flaws in each other let’s spend more time building each other up.

Let’s say a prayer for our friends and for the strangers we come in contact with so that we can all have the peace of knowing that we are so much more than a number of social media “likes” or a salary.

By following Jesus and living for His glory, you’re already doing a great job. No matter what that looks like compared to everyone else.”

My Plans Will Never Be Enough

“Keep the faith, loved one.

Step back, take a deep breath and soak up all of the joy that comes from knowing that the all powerful, creator of the universe not only has the knowledge of what is best for you, but will help you find it and make it your reality.

Without Him, our plans will never be enough. With Him, we will prosper in ways only He can imagine.”

The Monster in the Closet

“And when it comes to fear, your Heavenly Father will lead you to that closet and open the door. With one hand firmly holding yours, He will turn on the light to reveal what is lurking inside: Nothing. There is nothing to fear when His hand is in yours.”

Training for Eternity

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My first known fear surfaced when I was about four years old. I believed there was something evil lurking in my closet and if I took my eyes off of it to go to sleep, it was going to get me.  I’d lie awake and stare at the door knob, just waiting to see it slowly turn and this “thing” jump out at me.  Eventually I’d fall asleep only to have nightmares of twisted faces, contorted and monstrous looking.  I’d scream and wake everyone in the house.

Then I grew up.

Satan would love it if you and I live in fear; if we’re so fixed on that fear that we don’t look anywhere else. Or if we give in to that fear and give up, stop trying, believe something is just too hard, too big for us to accomplish.  The enemy wants us to fail.  Do you really understand that?  Satan…

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