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Well, tomorrow starts Confirmation class

Saturday, October 12, 2019

which I'm co-teaching in the absence of our retired pastor. This is difficult, trying to explain faith to a bunch of 7th and 8th graders. Society doesn't really help much either.

I must remain positive with them, and try to get through the good aspects of our faith: Grace and Forgiveness. Out of a gracious person comes good acts to help others.

Please let me know of any of your experiences in this area....I'd love to hear them.
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    God never claimed life was easy or without problems. Instead, He promised His grace would be sufficient, that He would never leave us, that He would be our stronghold, that His strength would be made perfect in our weakness. Too often we forget to teach kids to expect problems. That is how our faith grow and draws us closer to God. We never seem to seek Him as much or rely on Him as heavily as when we are facing difficulties. The world tends to teach that God has forsaken us when we have trouble, which makes people lose faith. In actuality, God allows us to have trouble so that we will remember to draw closer to Him, because He loves us so much, and desires to spend time with us. My son has thanked me many times for being honest with him about life being difficult during Jr. High and High School. He learned to grow his faith by expecting not only problems, but seeing the interesting ways in which God answered his prayers. He is 21, and in college in another state. He recently was very excited to tell me about 2 close friends he had met. He described them as being exactly the type of friends that I always prayed that he would have, and an answer to those prayers. He waited a long time for those kind of friends, in faith, believing that God would provide, because of all of the other problems, trials, and difficulties he had been through, and the remembrance of how God brought him through them. Without those difficulties, he would have no faith and no confidence of how very much God loves him. His faith grows daily, because he as learned to view difficulties as opportunities to see God at work in his life, personally, up front, in the center of it all.

    578 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    We must have faith in order to grow in any aspect of our lives. Whether it's spiritual, physical, or mental we have to believe in our hearts that good things are coming our way. When you feel your faith wavering, ask God for strength to overcome.
    578 days ago
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