Monday, November 19, 2007

Saturday's Devotional--Children Learn What They Live
Good Morning,

 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will
not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6)

 Change is rarely easy. In fact it can be very difficult to change
the patterns learned in our developmental years. Solomon noted the
importance of early training some 3,000 years ago. Dorothy Law Nolte
explained it rather precisely in the following words:

    If a child lives with criticism,
       he learns to condemn.
    If a child lives with hostility,
       he learns to fight.
    If a child lives with ridicule,
       he learns to be shy.
    If a child lives with shame,
       he learns to feel guilty.
    If a child lives with tolerance,
       he learns to be patient.
    If a child lives with encouragement,
       he learns confidence.
    If a child lives with praise,
       he learns to appreciate.
    If a child lives with fairness,
       he learns justice.
    If a child lives with security,
       he learns to have faith.
    If a child lives with approval,
       he learns to like himself.
    If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
       he learns to find love in the world.
 Adapted from "Children Learn What They Live" by Dorothy Law Nolte
 It hardly needs saying that we need to be very loving in the way we
bring up our children. But what if we, as adults, didn't receive
loving, wholesome training as a child ourselves? Can we change? Yes,
if we truly want to and are willing to accept responsibility for
doing what we need to do to change.

 Today’s prayer: "Dear God, knowing that my parents did the best they
knew how, help me never to blame them for any problems I have, and
please give me the desire to keep growing so I become a warm,
loving, accepting adult/parent. And please lead me to the help I
need to overcome the effects of any deficiencies in my childhood
training. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully
in Jesus' name, Amen."

 Dick Innes
 ACTS International
"Those Without Your Pain Never Understand Your Goals."
Mike Murdock

"I am Not Moved by What I See.
I am Moved Only by What I Believe.
Smith Wigglesworth

With Love & Prayers,
Sis. Pat

"The Atmosphere of Expectancy is
the Breeding Ground for Miracles!"
Pastor Rod Parsley

Expect Your Miracle Today!



Flassie's Fil'a said...

Love This. I love the prayer also.
Have a Blessed Week, Cande!!!
Hope all is going great with your Writing!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

You & Yours Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Cande! Hope Your writing is going really well!

Have a Blessed Month!!!


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