Let the Children Come

“But Yeshua said, “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
(Matthew 19:14, TLV)

It has been a couple of months since our last post. I hope this time “apart” has given you opportunities to replenish, renew, and time to make both for your families and most importantly the Lord. Today I wanted to take the time to write a bit about the gift of children (Psalms 127:3).

Since working as a daycare/preschool teacher in the past year, I have gained a lot of understanding. While I am their teacher, they sure are teaching me a lot as well. The Holy Spirit of God has a way of doing things. When first coming to this job, I came with the intention of these reminders, ” Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (from Colossians 3:23) and “Let all that you do be done in love” (from 1 Corinthians 16:14). This was very rewarding, because I was not just working for myself and my family. I was now doing this on the behalf of the Lord. My job here on earth now became a Kingdom duty. Many people complain about their weekly jobs. They groan and moan of the people and tasks that surround them day in and out. Yet for me, I no longer have that issue. Since I put effort standing in truth, I don’t have the feeling that most people do when they enter the field.

Through children, I learned that they need the fruits of the Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self-control. Without any of these traits, they will not learn the way that they should go. They won’t realize the right way to treat one another or know how it feels to recognize the love of God. While the children I care for are still very young, they are no fools. They pick up on things very quickly and have an eye on habits. Which brings us to another task I have been given.

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – C.S. Lewis

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

(Proverbs 22:6, ESV)

Training the children I have been given.

While we are not God, He has given us the opportunity to work for Him and His divine plan. His precepts have shown us how to walk the way He walks and move in a way He does. Not to mention, giving all thoughts eternally, children are not just children. They are body, soul, and spirit, just as you and I. And the best example I could give comes from Pastor Tim Henderson. One of his most famous lines is, “There is no such thing as a small Holy Spirit”. How true is that? God is no respecter of persons, and this very well includes children! We must teach children while they are young right from wrong. How else will we have a rising kingdom? How else would His kingdom come? His will be done? On Earth as it is in heaven? While God is God and does not ‘need’ us to accomplish anything (He can do all things on His own), He CHOOSES to use us. Also while I am not the parent of these beautiful human beings, I take the responsibility of their well being an honor and endearment to my heart.

There is so much more I could continue on to say, but we will save it for more conversations to come. I would love to hear from you all and listen to your input on if you would like to read future posts on topics such as this. It would be my utmost joy to do so. I also hope that this encourages you on your walk. That whatever your career is, your home life, or whichever, that you can use the encouragement and wisdom of God in everything you do.

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV)

God’s Covenant Love

“I will maintain My love for him forever, and My covenant with him will be firm.”
(Psalms 89:29, TLV)

More than ever, I feel it is of importance to bring our minds the remembrance of the expanse of God’s Love.

Our Father is faithful to us.

He rewards us openly, all because of His loyalty toward us.

Although, if we are unfaithful in our covenant with Him.. “If his sons forsake My Torah, and do not walk in My judgments”..(Psalms 89:31, TLV), then we will face chastisement (See Hebrews 12:7).

“We must allow the Word of God to correct us the same way we allow it to encourage us.” – A.W. Tozer

YET despite this correction. God does not change.  He will never not love us.

“But I will not withdraw My lovingkindness from him, nor will I betray My faithfulness. I will not violate My covenant, nor alter what My lips have uttered. Once for all I have sworn by My holiness —surely I will not lie to David— his descendants will endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me, and as the moon, established forever, and a trustworthy witness in the sky.” Selah

(Psalms 89:34‭-‬38, TLV)
“The secret of Adonai is for those who fear Him. He makes His covenant known to them.” (Psalms 25:14, TLV)

To understand God’s covenant love,  is to fear Him. You will take the time to seek Him out,  spend time with Him, and hear what He has to say. In the verse above, Psalms 25:14, the word for fear is from the Hebrew word יָרֵא ‘yare’. You can find it in the Strongs concordance (3373) and it means fear or reverence. When it speaks on these terms it is referring to morality. As human beings, we ourselves have come up with moral codes to stand by in our society. Such as telling the truth, do not steal, and keep your oaths. Actually, a lot of these values we hold, stemmed from a Biblical origin. If you take a look at the Ten Commandments for example, you will see many similarities between what God had instructed man to carry out and what our current civilization expects. So ultimately, we know there are things we must follow accordingly if we want this life to go as smoothly as it can. Unfortunately though, there are too many who have gone astray and do not have the fear of God in them. Some fear man but not the One who made man in the first place.

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but one who trusts in Adonai will be kept safe.”

(Proverbs 29:25, TLV)

God’s Love is how I know He has not given up on me. Personally,  I am undeserving. He has been faithful during my times of faithlessness. Unwavering, when I have been moved. And comforting when I’ve been pushed by every side. Have you experienced the same in your life during the trials? All of these traits are signs of the Holy Spirit in our lives. While God may be unseen to the naked eye,  He is shown through His actions, love, truth, and creation. I hope this encourages you to see His love for you and everyone around you again.

that the God of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, our glorious Father, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in knowing Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the richness of His glorious inheritance in the kedoshim, and what is His exceedingly great power toward us who keep trusting Him—in keeping with the working of His mighty strength.”
(Ephesians 1:17‭-‬19, TLV)

Surprise

Hello everyone

As you know, I previously made an announcement that Love Never Fails would be discontinued. Well, I was getting multiple notices saying that my domain was expiring (yes those of us who have a . blog or a . com or anything other than something that says WordPress in it in the url pay for the name). WordPress told me if I didn’t respond or update by a certain date in July then my domain would be gone. They unfortunately went behind my permission and took out the money to re-instate it. One of the reasons why I considered leaving, is the factor of finances. For your sake loveneverfails.blog seems to be remaining because of their mistake. Don’t get me wrong, it is not as if I did not enjoy your accompanied readings, but for a while I was not feeling called to the blog and there were many things occurring in my life that just required plenty of prayer and strength from God. I never want to post something that comes from the wrong heart placement. Even if my intentions are good, I cannot put love into something if my heart is aching. I hope you all understand. I also hope I am putting all of this in a wording you may all grasp. All in all, I will eventually post future blogs. Just have to talk to the Boss upstairs first ;). Love you all and thank you for sticking around.

-Sky

WHAT WE’VE BEEN USED TO

This week, I challenge you to not be like Ruby Gillis. Don’t chase after trivial, unimportant, and wind carried tasks and attitudes until you are faced with death. Live in a way that reflects Jesus in everything you do, and in a way that brings a little slice of heaven down here to earth.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN USED TO

From Love Never Fails: “What you face each day and who you face each day are opportunities to serve. Please enjoy reading this excerpt from The Few. ” “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4, ESV).

The Good News Everyone Needs To Hear

(Bring your Bibles to Romans 1)

God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.

The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

Today on this Easter Sunday, I encourage you to serve and praise the Creator Himself. He is worthy for He alone created all things. He alone made it possible for mankind to have a personal relationship with their one and true God. Even though His creation (Adam and Eve) were the ones at fault for their disobedience and distrust from the beginning. Which made sin corrupt this world and into the land we know today. With strife, deception, and lawlessness.

Once again He is inviting you to become His child. To be apart of His unfailing eternal family. He has been patient with all of us to turn away from these destructive paths and instead run into the arms that know best.

The only way this world will see the goodness of God, is by us surrendering to Him once and for all. Surrender who we have been, and become who we are truly meant to be.

It is never comfortable talking about sin. But it must be faced. Unless we are aware of the seriousness of our sin, we cannot comprehend the greatness of God’s grace.

Dr. Barry Chant

It is true, we cannot change the past,  but we can be forgiven for it. Are you ready to be forgiven? To be free at last?

You can only do it through Jesus Christ. For this is the ultimate reason why He came. He fought and barred the sins of all of us. Have a change of heart produced by the Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who has led you to this message. (and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. – 1 Corinthians 12:3).

So this is the Good news that you all must hear, because this news will save you: that Jesus Christ died for our sins just as the Scriptures said, He was burried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the scriptures said! Thus because He rose from the dead and died on our behalf so we don’t have to, there will now be a resurrection of the dead. All who belong to Christ will be raised with Him at His coming (see 1 Corinthians 15:23).

After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:24, NLT

All thanks to God, we have been given victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21). So this day, please, call out to Him and accept Him as your living Savior, and you will inherit eternal life.

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Eternity

“No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.”
(Revelation 22:3, NLT)

I’ve thought of the Revelation 22:3 verse before and I pondered on the fact there will be no curse. It says there will be no curse on anything. Which goes to show that this curse is not just on mankind but it is intertwined through most things on this earth. Which is why even creation groans for the new to come. Even creation anticipates God’s promises (Romans 8:22). Also thinking about that this sin caused a curse… makes you realise a lot of the things that trouble us or upset us are not only temporal but are they even really a reality or truth? When you think of someone putting a curse on something its a spiritual thing for sure. An invisible action that caused a physical change.  It reminds me when God says in the future He will bring the people a strong delusion (2 Thessalonians 2:11) and they will believe a lie. This sounds like a curse no? Curses are more common that we perceive. Yet when we will be present at the throne of God and of the Lamb it will no longer exist. What a breath of fresh air that will be in itself.

“Hope, in the biblical sense, means certainty and assurance. It is the firm, unshakable, indomitable belief that we will be raised from the dead (as Jesus was) and will be welcomed into out eternal home. That’s enough to put joy in our heart and a spring in our step this day!”

David Roper from Our Daily Bread
“And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.”
(Romans 8:23, NLT)

So we have an amazing hope! Hope is defined for us in Romans 8:25. Hope is looking forward to something we don’t have yet, and because we don’t have it yet, we must wait patiently and confidently. Although, do we do this? Do we wait for our hopes in this fashion? I don’t really think we do. We moan, we get tired, and we complain. A few days ago, a friend Hannah and I pondered a thought, “Once we’re in heaven, we’ll wonder why we weren’t even more excited about going there.” I think that’s why God often commands us to be joyful in hope. It often seems hard to celebrate, but when we focus on eternity on high versus temporal down low, it will become a good habit to exhibit.

“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
(Colossians 3:2, KJV)

God says it best in His Word,

“For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.” (Colossians 3:3‭-‬6).

I encourage you all to read and pray over this chapter of Colossians. May God bless you and grant you His peace, mercy, and love.

Life

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

There are so many challenges these days. I often feel alone in my faith with God and it truly saddens me. If you have people around you to love God with despite the world’s circumstances be thankful.

Faith is believing the unseen. Faith is standing on God’s word regardless of the right now, because God tells the truth. He cannot nor will not lie (Numbers 23:19). The “right now” is this world and this world is not forever. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35/Mark 13:31).

According to His promise, we are awaiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13/Revelation 21:1). We often forget this very thing … God created all things.

“and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
(Colossians 1:17)

Time, space, gravity, earth, and so on. He created. He is outside of the things that limit us. *Limits us* not Him. For He even created life itself. If it weren’t for Him and Him alone, we would simply not exist.

“How completely satisfying to turn from our own limitations to a God who has none.”

-A.W. Tozer


Knowing this, this Life Bearer, and meditating on this truth, is what uplifts me to continue treading on. It was Him who gave us this life. It was He who chose us from the beginning. Hand picked and hand knitted. He knew where we would be in this very moment. What we have dealt with or are dealing with are of no surprise to the Almighty.

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalms 139:13‭-‬16)

“You may not see it yet, but God has all the right pieces to make the puzzle of your life fit together.”

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God knew. He saw our future. He sees our potential. He knows where we will be one day, and it won’t be here. It will be in glory with Him. Reigning for ever and ever in His presence. With that in mind, let us not grow weary. We got this.

Tomorrow’s Worries

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34)

Each day has enough trouble of its own. Isn’t that the truth. Today’s struggles are very relevant to this verse today. Concentrating on today’s troubles will benefit me more than worrying about today’s plus about the non existent ones still to come down the road (if they even do).

By focusing so much on them both, will put so much more weight on your shoulders, and it will be very difficult to bear.

“Focus on the step in front of you, not the whole staircase.”

Today, I was told to quarantine for 10 days, because I am not vaxxnated (purposely spelt incorrectly). Yet if I was vaxxnated, I’m sure I’d be allowed to work (I know this because they told me so, not just my assumption). 10 days without pay will be difficult on us for sure. I already stuggle more than before just because my pay is lower than my previous job.

To think God knew where I would be at this time of my life is boggling. It’s something we often forget. We worry but God already knew about it.

“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond.”
  • What problems are you facing today?
  • Are those problems causing you to fear of things in the future?
  • How can you look at these things with a new perspective, now that you know God saw before it would occur?
  • How will you respond?

“casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
(1 Peter 5:7, KJV)

Return

“He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3, KJV)

You want to do good for yourself and for God but one of the most important things that will help you do that is maintaining your relationship with Christ.

Jesus is the only way to the Father. Jesus is the One who speaks on our behalf on the throne. We need to be spending quality time with Him every single day.

Have you ever heard of the circumstance that the more you hangout with a person the more you become like them? Well the same goes with Jesus. The more you hangout with Him the more you become like Him.

Ways to spend time with Him:
1. Reading the Bible
2. Praying
3. Worship music
4. Solitude
5. Including Him in your entire day (Invite Him with you).

Jesus doesn’t just give you what you need; Jesus is what you need. Your heart was created by Him, for Him. You can fight and claw to gain the world, but without Jesus, you will never be completely satisfied.

Feeding on the Word of God:

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

John 6:35, ESV.

The Holy Spirit came to give us power to know and live for Christ.

The Holy Spirit came once Jesus returned to His throne in Heaven. The Holy Spirit was sent to us by Jesus. (John 16:7).

“And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me”; John 16:8‭-‬9 KJV. ⬅️ Here I feel God is saying that the Holy Spirit will reprove (Strong’s 1651: (a) I reprove, rebuke, discipline, (b) I expose, show to be guilty. Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish.) of sin. Which is neat to see that the Holy Spirit is who will be doing these things.  It also gives us insight of the coming judgment and the reason of it.

“of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” John 16:11 KJV. A devotion I read today mentioned the fact that the Holy Spirit uses the Bible to speak to us since it is the Word of God and it is alive and active. (Which this is confirmed in the Bible as well). It notes, “the Holy Spirit makes the Word of God relevant and meaningful when you need it.” I just wanted to note how true this is. The fact that John 16:11 mentions the devil running the world basically, to an extent,  shows me that God does speak through His word to us, because eariler today during the kids I watch over nap time, I was able to read the Word with the Holy Spirit, and it spoke of the very same thing! In short. It would take me way to long to explain what else was said, but in short what a connection! (Read 1 John through Jude if you’d like!).

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
John 16:13 KJV. The Holy Spirit is God but the Holy Spirit is like a telephone line. A line between the Father and us.
•v.14 it is so interesting again how God connects the dots to give us a better understanding. You see God explained to me in Proverbs 2 that if you ask for insight,  God is more than glad to give it to us. And somewhere today He even said that it gives Him the utmost JOY when we seek His truth from Him Himself! The reason why it gives Him joy is because He wants good for us. So He is the best place to get the knowledge of truth.  Not YouTube,  not word of opinion,  not from the interpretation of random dreams from multiple people, but from HIM directly. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in all that stuff that we forget that we have access to the Most High Himself! And when we do that doubts and insecurities slip in. I believe God is ushering us in again to remind us of this fact and to make it a habit to return to Him with an open heart to seek, find, listen.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”
(John 7:37 KJV). Lastly,  notice here in this verse that Jesus cried when He was stating what He said. This expresses to us how much it means to Him. If we thirst for Him, if we thirst for His knowledge,  truth, wisdom , etc… He is eager and so so so happy that we do and are willing. He wants to hear from us, so exceedingly so, that He teared up when telling His disciples. He says let them come. Anyone willing. I am here. In any moment, any time, that you need me child.