God’s Word is more than stories. Children need to begin their Application Season Early in Life.

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Many years ago, God impressed upon me that our children begin life reflecting on Bible stories as just that, stories. Over the many years, I served as a K-8 principal and a Bible study teacher, I learned that our children are eager to learn more than the character traits and behavior told in school and at home. Once exposed, they want to emulate Christ-like behaviors. They want to apply the Word in their day-to-day living. This blog will assist you in developing your child’s application season of living by the Word of God.

I have two sites. My first website, Youngchristianwarriors.com, initially focused on our children, answering the question parents often posed – when should we begin training our children to live like Christ? Below is a partial list of posts I wrote in 2017, focusing on Christian child development. The later posts mirror lisasdailyinspirations.com posts and are still worth perusing. I hope all parents find the posts beneficial.

Children – Armoring Up Every Morning https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/armor-first/

Helping Children Put on Their Armor Through Prayer https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/the-prayer-putting-on-my-armor/

Fruit of the Spirit for Children https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/defining-the-fruit-of-the-spirit-for-children/

Activating The Fruit of The Spirit in Children https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/recipe-the-fruit-of-the-spirit/

Core Values Early in Life https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/core-values/

Children – How Do You Define a Friend? https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/ask-your-children-who-is-a-friend/

How To Train Your Children to Embrace the Word of God https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/how-to-train-your-children-to-embrace-the-word-of-god/

Introducing Your Children to the Peace of God https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/introducing-your-children-to-the-peace-of-god/

Defining the Fruit for Children https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/defining-the-fruit-for-children/

Children – Protected by Angels https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/angels-protect-us/

Children – New Mercies Everyday https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/children-new-mercies-everyday/

Children Should Expect God’s Blessings and Favor https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/children-should-expect-gods-blessings-and-favor/

God Urges the ‘Why’ in Children https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/god-gives-children/

Children Model After Christ https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/595/

Learn To Thank God as Part of Prayer https://www.youngchristianwarriors.com/children-thanking-god/

Stewards of the Earth

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We have been gifted with being stewards of the earth.

~ Lisa Blair

This morning on the BBC News, a story was reported about the effects of Climate change. The guest speaker stated, extreme heat increases mortality. We hear cases where throughout the world older people and people with illnesses often die from the heat intensity brought on by climate change. But the brutality is much greater than that which focuses on human beings. When we experience extreme heat, as we are this year, throughout the world, we experience droughts that reduce the water levels of lakes ponds and rivers. The ground dries and has no moisture needed to nourish living things to grow. Fish, wildlife, and insects begin to die off which creates another level of mortality due to starvation. When fish, wildlife and insects die, their purpose dies. As the heat lasts longer and becomes much more intense plants die, trees die and green life itself begins to pass away. Trees and plants are the filters that help clean our air, keep vegetables healthy, and diseases at bay.

Entrusted to steward the earth and all it offers

God created the earth and provided all of the resources for man to live and prosper. Have we been good stewards of His earth? I think not. But let us look at this a bit differently if we, Christians, are blessed with an earth to live on and sent Christ who in John 4:14 tells us, “Whoever drinks of the water that I (Jesus) will give him shall never thirst, but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” Then, doesn’t it stand to reason that our gifts should create a consciousness of stewardship? 1 Corinthians 4:2 calls us to prove faithful.

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”

Are you a good steward? Am I a good steward? Are we doing all we can today? How do we impact the cycle of life? “Our stewardship of creation involves the caretaking of the environment and animals as well as our families and communities. Charles Bogg defines stewardship in the Holman Bible Dictionary as “utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.”” (Bible verses about Stewardship. Biblestudytools.com. 02/23/2021)

And most importantly, how do you help those in need, not just through provision of things, but in finding Christ? When we become more responsible, the earth will reap the benefits, as will those who are lost.