PARENTING: CHRISTIAN MOTHERHOOD

O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24.

INTRODUCTION

God is so wonderful and as we look around us daily we cannot help being filled with awe.  Creation is filled with stunning variety, revealing our loving God’s rich creativity goodness and wisdom.  It is in this love, goodness and wisdom that God has called us to participate with Him in His creative works through procreation.  A fresh look at the people you see everyday at home and in the work place tells you how uniquely God has made each of them – each with his/her own special beauty, special talents, abilities and gifts.

It is with the thought of God’s awesome wisdom and love that we want to focus on parenting with special emphasis on Motherhood.  Christian motherhood is a Motherhood centred on Jesus Christ and His revelation to us of God.

The Bible speaks of God and the Church as a mother. – Is 66:13As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you.  Again in Isaiah 66:10-11 “Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her- that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious bosom.   Gal 4:26 also says, “But the other woman corresponds to the Jerusalem above; she is free and she is our mother”.

PERSPECTIVE

Motherhood is not just producing children but rather a continuous loving and nurturing relationship.  It involves loving, comforting, protecting, training in values, disciplining, encouraging and building up- Eph6: 4; Col. 3:21.   This is why parenting cannot be successfully accomplished by any human being except that person is enabled by God in Christ through the power of His Holy Spirit.  It is God alone who is the perfect parent and He alone can impart this perfection to us. 

 

CHRISTIAN MOTHERHOOD

Our God is so gracious and loving to women- we are so special to Him that it is in us that He has decided to work His greatest miracle – the making life with a clot of blood- Ps. 139:13-15- skilfully forming it as He did at creation with dust.  Women are greatly blessed and are God’s partners in creating other human beings

God has always used women to bring His great servants into the world – Isaac, Jacob, Joseph – Moses, Deborah Samson, Ruth, David to mention a few in the Old Testament.  But most importantly, salvation has come through a woman – Mary, Mother of Jesus.  Through women have come LIFE, TRUTH, LIGHT and POWER, because of Jesus Christ.

MOTHERHOOD

The most important roles for a mother are to love and care for her family – that is the Christian perspective.  God, through mothers, establishes human beings in the world and through mothers God wants to impart values that bring glory to His name.

DUTIES OF A MOTHER

  1. Love

 Pregnancy from God’s perspective is rooted in love.  God expects pregnancy to come through the union of marriage where two people are made one in love.  Pregnancy then is God’s gift.  Too much is going wrong because a number of pregnancies come about through sinful relationships.  This is why it is important to stress that as far as God is concerned, love should be the key point in pregnancy.  Thus:

  1. A mother’s love starts at the point of pregnancy – her body provides shelter, nourishment and emotions.  An unhappy, dissatisfied pregnant woman deeply affects the foetus and the child comes out with emotional problems.
    1. Love continues after birth as a duty because the child totally depends on the mother for everything. 

Women cannot give what they don’t have and therefore fathers must remember God’s instruction to love their wives – Eph. 5:25&28-29.  This is important during pregnancy and after birth.

It was compassion that made the mother of the child in dispute during King Solomon’s reign decide to give up the child as we read in 2 Kings 3:26.  The one who stole the child had no love and therefore was willing to have him cut into two.

  • Comforting and Caring For Them

 In Ruth 4:16 we read about Naomi who was a caring mother.  How often children run to their mothers when they are bullied or get hurt!! Hannah, the mother of Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:22-27 is one caring woman.  We therefore should be there for them just as God is for us Isa. 66:13- As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you.

3. Protection

Jochebed, Moses’ mother, is one of the best examples of mothers protecting their children – Exodus 2:1-4.    She caught a glimpse of God’s intentions and realised that Moses was God’s special person so she defied the Pharaoh’s order and protected him – Do we discern God’s plan for our children and therefore protect them?  God has a plan for every body’s life.  As mothers we are to cooperate with God so that our children can grow up fulfilling God’s plan for their lives.

4. Education

Education in parenting denotes teaching the child wisdom, which from God’s perspective means the fear of God and living in obedience of Him.  Proverbs 31:1 tells us that what King Lemuel wrote was what his mother taught Him.  Mothers are the first point of education for their children.  We are to have the inner beauty of women who have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus.  This is what enables us to have the quite gentle spirit that t he Apostle Peter speaks about in 1Pet 3:4. The Bible also tells us that we are to bear the fruit of the spirit – Gal. 5:22-23 and gain wisdom from above – James 3:17.  Most of us are often rude – shouting, insulting, disrespectful- giving the child no dignity, cursing and giving them bad examples. By so doing we virtually give our children over to the devil.

We should speak with wisdom and have faithful instructions on our tonguesProverbs 31:26. We should be vessels of honour used by the Holy Spirit so that we can bring up the children the way they should go.  Timothy was well educated by his mother – 2 Timothy 1:5.

  • Watch over children’s affairs

We are to cooperate with God and provide guidance for our children and not walk ahead of God as Rebekah did in Genesis 27:6-10, thus creating grave problems between her children and generations after them.  Rather we should be like Hannah who took care of Samuel.  She nurtured him and weaned him before sending him to the house of God under the care of Eli.  Later she sent him clothes and other things to support his upkeep and demonstrate her love. 

OUR GREAT MODEL

Mary, mother of Jesus is a good model for us.  She exhibited good motherly qualities.  She was:

  • Spiritual – God spoke to her through Gabriel – Luke 1:46
  • Submissive – She totally submitted to the will of God – Luke 1:38. HumbleLuke 2:19,39

·         Loving, Gentle, Caring

  • Woman of Faith – Believed in Jesus her own son as the Messiah

Precious Mothers, let us allow God to have His way in our lives

 

WHAT TO DO

The Bible clearly teaches us that apart form Jesus we can do nothing- John 15:5.   Let us therefore accept Jesus as personal Saviour and Lord so that by the help of His Holy Spirit who indwells us we will: 

  • Grow in faith.
  • Live the word in obedience, bear spiritual fruit and live as practical Christian.
  • Be faithful stewards, using all our talents, gifts treasures and times to God’s glory
  •  Discipline our children in love – Heb 12:7- 10.   
  • Proverbs has much to teach us. For e.g., Prov. 13:24 – those who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are diligent to discipline them. The Rod of correction also imparts wisdom– Prov 29:15.
  • Teach our children to put their faith in Jesus Christ, for He alone is Lord – Acts 4:12

HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY!!!

Stay blessed!

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HONOURING OUR MOTHERS (PART I)

“Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 (NIV)

Introduction

As we know, the second Sunday in every May is designated as Mother’s Day.  This is not because there is a biblical direction for honouring our mothers but it has become the custom of the world.  Mothers are so important that, we are going to spend the next two weeks reflecting on how God sees women and how we, mothers, women and daughters should see ourselves.  Our prayer is that our men – boys, fathers, brothers, nephews, uncles and grandfathers will see us with the same lenses God sees us.

The Origin of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis is known as the “Mother of Mother’s Day,” for her long crusade to see the occasion adopted as such.  Her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, a campaigner and a peace activist was a Sunday school teacher who charged her Sunday school class about mothers in the Bible and spent much of her time caring for wounded soldiers on both sides of the civil war.  She organized in the late 1800s “Mothers Day Work Club” which tackled public health issues. Ann Reeves Jarvis prayer was that someone one day will find a memorial mother’s day commemorating her for the matchless service she rendered to humanity in every field of life.  After her death, her daughter, Ann Jarvis vowed to push for a national day to commemorate Mothers and arraigned for white carnations to be handed to mothers in the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia where her mother was a Sunday school teacher.  Ann Jarvis was however, a bit irked and bothered when she saw that President Woodrow Wilson had gotten the credit of establishing Mother’s Day.

Our day is often characterized among many with a glaring and obvious disrespect for age, the past, parents, and authority. We could wish Mother’s Day might be a day of real significance in learning more perfectly the will of the Lord regarding respect for parents. Proverbs 30:11 states There are those who curse their father, and do not bless their mother.” – NIV.  This could be said of many in our time too.

Influence of Women in the Bible

Mothers are very important in God’s agenda so believe it or not they are mentioned 226 times in the Bible. The first mother, Eve, was called the “mother of all living” – Gen. 3:20.  Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was called the “mother of nations” – Gen. 17:16.  Moses’ mother gave her own child away to an Egyptian princess just to spare his life.  Samuel’s mother dedicated her son to the Lord at a very young age.  King Solomon reminded young -people in Proverbs 4 not to forsake the law of their mother.  Young Timothy’s leadership was based on the prayers of his faithful mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. 

Meaning of Honouring Mother

Honouring of motherhood is not of man, but of God. We honor mothers, not because of a Congressional resolution, but because of a divine teaching. We honour mothers, not just one day of the year, but throughout the year. In ancient times, as today, motherhood was considered a great and special blessing. God commanded through Moses, Honor thy father and thy mother….” – Exodus 20:12. The same teaching is in the New Testament in Ephesians 6:2-3 – “Honour your father and your mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Honouring our mother may include paying her a visit, giving her a gift, sending her a card, making a telephone call to her, writing her a letter, even wearing a special flower to commemorate her birthday. All these things are nice. But there are much, much more things of deeper significance. To honour means to regard and treat with great respect and esteem. The very definition includes both the heart and the manifestation of the attitude in the heart.

This would include the way we speak to her and of her. While many may consider it old fashioned, but referring to mother by her first name seems to place her on the level no different from any other. But mothers are on a level that demands more consideration, special consideration, than other relationships. Our address of her should reflect this unique relationship and her rank and position. It is a serious mistake to speak of her as “the old woman” because many use that terminology to convey disrespect. There is no more warm and beautiful term than to simply call her, Mother, Maa, Maame or similar words that denote she is in a special place in the heart and life.  Mothers are parents and they deserve recognition that they are not just another among others people.

Why Does God Want us to Honour our Mothers? 

God knows that when we honour and love our mothers, everyone wins.  God wins, our mothers win and we also win. Proverbs 10:1 teaches that when we foolishly do not honour our mothers, we bring grief to them.  Many mothers literally die of broken hearts because of the selfishness and waywardness of their adult children.  The Bible teaches that there is a spiritual law of reaping and sowing.  As the famous movie “Gone With the Wind” reminds us, the person who brings trouble on his family will only inherit the wind – Proverbs 11:29.  Honouring our mothers is in our own best interests.

It is very easy to focus on our parent’s flaws.  Proverbs 15:20 says “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.” Have you ever noticed the number of interesting swear-words that involve the use of the term ‘mother’?  There is so much anger and hatred in our culture towards the feminine gender.   Proverbs 30:17 symbolically says that those who dishonour their mothers will have their eyes pecked out by the ravens and vultures.  To fail to honour our mothers is to reject motherhood to go blind to the things that really matter in life.  Honouring our mothers is not a multiple-choice option. 

To be continued!

Stay Blessed!

The Word

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Word, is going to cover the entire Psalm 119.

Today, our focus is on Psalm 119:97-104. May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your Word.
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your Words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path”.
(Psalm 119:97-104 NIV)

   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)

The Word

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Word, is going to cover the entire Psalm 119.

Today, our focus is on Psalm 119:89-96. May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 


SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Your Word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
Your laws endures to this day, for all things serve you.
If your law has not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.”
(Psalm 119:89-96 NIV)
   


STAY BLESSED.

The Word

Beloved in the Lord,
Our message titled, The Word, is going to cover the entire Psalm 119.

Today, our focus is on Psalm 119:65-72. May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our hearts, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 


SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Do good to your servant according to your Word O LORD.
Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I believe in your commands.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your Word.
You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.“(Psalm 119:65-72 NIV)

   


STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)

The Word

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “You are my portion, O LORD;
I have promised to obey your Words.
I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
I am a friend to all who fear You, to all who follow Your precepts.
The earth is filled with Your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.

“(Psalm 119:57-64 NIV)

TEN REASONS WHY WE SHOULD ATTEND CHURCH

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25

INTRODUCTION

Church is not a place to go, rather it is a living body where God wants you to become a part––for your good and His glory.

Let’s look at only 10 of many reasons to go to church––even when we don’t feel like it.

1. TO HEAR THE PREACHING OF THE WORD

If the word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than a sword (Hebrews 4:12), then hearing the preaching of Scripture is vital to our spiritual well-being.

If we are physically unable to attend church, watching it on television or online is a wonderful resource. This allows us to stay in communion with our church family, learning what they are learning, and growing as they grow.

The Word of God:

  1. Penetrates hearts and transforms lives.
  2. Calls sinners to repentance.
  3. Encourages the downtrodden.
  4. Inspires the Lord’s servants to love and serve Christ Lights the way God would have you go

2. TO PARTICIPATE IN CORPORATE WORSHIP

Worshiping God alone is wonderful, but nothing can replace the beauty of coming together corporately to worship Him with others who also have His Spirit in them through the redeeming work of salvation. 

Worshiping God comes as a response to our humble gratitude for His love for us. Knowing God and His character as revealed in Scripture will stir in His children a heart of thankfulness that is expressed in worship that brings Him glory––rather than a self-serving emotional experience. The Spirit causes true worshipers to long to come together with other believers to honour Christ.

3. BECAUSE IRON SHARPENS IRON – Proverbs 27:17

Meeting regularly with other believers is a source of encouragement and strength. But know this: when iron rubs against iron, not only does it become sharper, it also causes sparks!

God uses our interactions with others to show us the areas He would have us repent and turn to reflect more the image of His Son. Working alongside Christians in a church fellowship is a wonderful way to grow our love for God and for others. And it is also God’s way of showing us areas He wants to mature our walk with Christ.

4. TO EXERCISE OUR GIFT

From preaching to encouraging, hospitality to administration, God equips His children with gifts to serve Christ. When a church body is healthy, its members realize they are part of the congregation not only to receive but also to be a blessing. 

5. TO ENCOURAGE OUR PASTOR

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now… And it is right for me to feel this way about you all for I hold you in my heart” – Philippians 1:3-7. Can’t we just hear Paul’s affection for these precious people who partnered with him in spreading the glorious gospel of grace?

In the same way, when we become a partner in ministry with our pastor we bring joy to his heart, grow his love for you us and cause him to joyfully thank God for our faithful service to Christ.  

6. TO FIND GODLY MENTORS

In church we discover many people who have walked the road ahead of us. Their wisdom, insights, and even vulnerability to teach us from their mistakes is one way God provides to help us grow. Titus chapter 2 is a great place to learn how much God values mentorship. It is His plan for the older men and women to come alongside of the younger to train them in godliness, and guide them toward building a life of no regrets. 

7. TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO LOVE THE CHURCH

If we want to teach our children to love God, they need to see that we love God too. And if we want them to learn to love God’s people, they have to observe us loving God’s people. Luke 6:40 says the student will become like his teacher. Notice Jesus didn’t say the student will become as the teacher teaches him to be, rather he will be like his teacher.

8. TO BE A LIGHT TO OUR COMMUNITY

When we commit to loving God and loving others, the light shining from our Christ-honouring love is what the Spirit can use to draw others to know Jesus. 

When God’s people commit to fiercely love each other by covering sins with love and readily forgiving each other, their love will be a light that shines brightly in a crooked and perverse generation. Let it begin with us.

9. TO BEAR EACH OTHER’S BURDENS

Galatians 6:2 teaches us to bear each other’s burdens to fulfill the law of Christ. In a moment everything can change. Just when things are going great, a phone call, diagnosis, or a host of other mishaps can leave you feeling afraid and alone. But to those who are a part of a church family never feel alone. When life is going great, they have the affirmation of others. And when life throws a curve, they’re blessed by loving concern, support, and prayer.

10. BECAUSE GOD SAYS TO

Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” I don’t think the writer of Hebrews could make any more clear God’s desire to have us regularly assemble together with His people. Realize that God wanting us to regularly attend church is for our good. He wants us, and His people, to exhort one another especially as the days grow darker and the time of Christ’s return approaches. 

CONCLUSION

I remember one man from China explaining how they had to sing hymns no louder than a whisper for fear they would be discovered. Discovery would mean physical abuse, their children and possessions seized, and imprisonment––yet still they met together. Their story should stir our hearts to see the value and incredible privilege we have to meet openly together to worship God and hear the preaching of the Word. 

I pray the Holy Spirit stirs in us a zeal and commitment to meet together with God’s people to praise Him, love others, and shine brightly the hope of Christ to a generation who is desperate to believe that what we say we believe is true––is in fact true.

Stay blessed!

For further inquiries please contact us on Tel Nos. 0302-772013 or 0268130615

Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
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The Word

Today, our focus is on Psalm 119:25-32 May the Holy Spirit minister deeply into our heart, the message He has for us today.
Enjoy! 
 
 
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
I recounted my ways and You answered me; teach me your decrees.
Let me understand the teaching of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders.Mysoul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your Word.
Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through Your law.
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.(Psalm 119:25-32NIV)
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Stay Blessed.

PRAYING TO KNOW THE POWER OF PRAYER

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” — Matthew 7:7 
  INTRODUCTION

We ask for everything but are still not happy because we didn’t see the kind of answered prayers we desired.   You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. — James 4:3 Prayer is not just asking for things, far more important, prayer is talking with God. It’s getting close to and spending time with the One you love. It’s seeking Him first, touching Him, getting to know Him better, being with Him, and waiting in His presence. It’s acknowledging Him as the source of power upon whom you depend. It’s taking the time to say, Speak to my heart, Lord, and tell me what I need to hear.   

GOD KNOWS WHAT WE NEED For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. — Matthew 6:8  God already knows what we need, why do we even need to ask for anything?”   God knows our thoughts, but He responds to our prayers. We have to come to a place of realizing that prayer is a privilege that is always ours, but the power in prayer is always His. Without God, we can’t do it. Without us, God won’t do it.    Things wouldn’t happen in our lives unless we prayed. And we no longer just ask for things, but partner with God. Aligning our spirit with His, and together we would see that His perfect will would be done.    

HOW TO PRAY EFFECTIVELY  

We all know that when friends don’t see each other and communicate frequently, they can become emotionally separated. Well, it’s the same with us and God. If we don’t keep in touch with Him, we begin to feel distant from Him even when we’re not. This is why we must pray daily. Also, When we are in the presence of God, His character is formed in us.   Many of us are especially vulnerable to the enemy’s attack on our self-worth. It doesn’t take much to discourage us, and feeling distant from God will do it. That’s why it’s important to start the day with some kind of prayer. We have to establish ourselves and our lives as being connected to Him.   We can’t receive God’s best for our lives, and we can’t push back the things that were never God’s will for us, except through prayer. We have to learn that we can’t leave our lives to chance. We have to pray over anything that concerns us, no matter how big — “With God, nothing will be impossible” – Luke 1:37 — or how small — “The very hairs of your head are all numbered” – Matthew 10:30.      


FIFTEEN REASONS TO PRAY:
To seek the face of the Lord and know Him better (Psalm 27:8)  
To get your eyes off your problems and onto the Lord (Psalm 121:1)  
To speak to God (1 Peter 3:12)  
To unburden your heart (Psalm 142:1–2)  
To make your requests known to God (Matthew 21:22)  
To hear God (Proverbs 8:34)  
To be free of suffering (James 5:13)  
To resist temptation (Matthew 26:41)  
To be rescued from distress (Psalm 107:19)  
To receive God’s reward (Matthew 6:6)  
To withstand evil (Ephesians 6:13)  
To have joy (John 16:24)  
To get close to God (Isaiah 64:7)  
To be healed emotionally (James 5:13)  
To have peace (Philippians 4:6–7

CONCLUSION

Do whatever you have to do to secure a place and time to pray. Sometimes we have to revise our plans, but securing a time and place to be alone with God is worth any effort.   We don’t ever feel inhibited because we think we can’t pray. If we can talk, we can pray. And don’t be concerned about prayer talk, church talk, or Christianese talk. The Bible tells us the only qualifications we need:   He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. — Hebrews 11:6 

We just have to believe that He is a good God.   The more we pray, the more we will find to pray about, and the more we’ll be led to pray for others: family members, friends, enemies, and all those in authority in any area of your life (pastor, teacher, boss, governor, president). You’ll pray for them not only because they influence our emotional health and because part of the peace we experience will result directly from that type of praying, but because Jesus asked us to do it.

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THE WORD

Beloved in the Lord, we need from time to time to focus on Scripturewithout  any comments, as a way of allowing the Holy Spirit to minister into our heart. Under the general theme, THE WORD, today, we will focus on Psalm 119:9-16.
Enjoy!

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your Word. I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Praise be to You O LORD; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in  following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your Word’. (PSALM 119:9-16 NIV)

STAY BLESSED