Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 19 July 2013


 “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ” (I Cor 11:1 NIV).

Once a pastor called one of his believers on the phone. The man’s little boy answered the call. The pastor introduced himself and asked for his father. The boy said, “Hang on,” and then the servant of God could hear some whispering going on. After one or two minutes the boy said, “Pastor, dad says that he is not here!”

We tell our children to be honest, and punish them when they tell lies, but how can we expect them to be honest unless we ourselves are an example to them? The best gift you can give to your children is your good example.

       “As an open book they your life will read,

        To your words and acts giving daily heed;

        Will they be attracted or turn away

        From the Christ you profess today?”

When a young rose plant is tied to a stick, it helps the plant to grow straight. Afterwards you may remove the supporting stick; it will continue to grow straight. But if the young plant is not tied to a straight stick in the beginning, later on it will be too late to help it and the rose plant may grow up crooked. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov 22:6).

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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