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Promises For Parents – Day 21

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

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Keep Your Eye on our Blog for Day 22 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Come Out of Your Mouth

We’ve all had negative thoughts. They may be angry, they may be hurtful, they may be full of doubt—or they just may be stupid.

This is a pivotal moment. We have a choice whether or not we’re going to let that thought stay around, whether or not we rehearse that thought over and over, or and whether or not we let that thought start coming out of our mouth.

Life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 18:21)

Stupid thoughts will come, but we don’t have to allow them to stay.

Here’s what you have to do—cast down imaginations.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5)

That means, instead of allowing negative thoughts to stay, we need to remind ourselves of what God’s Word says.

In order to replace those negative thoughts, we need to speak God’s Word and that means we need to know what God’s Word says.

The Take Away:

The next time you have a negative thought, stop yourself from talking about whatever problem it’s related to, and instead, say what God’s says!

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Teach Your Kids to Run to God

A lady called into our live radio program one day and said, “Mr. McGee, we love your program.”

“We have all of your teachings on parenting and marriage. They are so good. They have helped us as parents and have saved our family. But I’d like to ask a question: what are the three most important things you did as a parent that helped your children?”

I said, “Well, the greatest thing I think we ever taught our kids was about sin.”

That’s what we’re talking about today. We need to teach our children to run to God — especially when they have messed up.

The Take Away:

God doesn’t hold grudges when we sin, and He isn’t waiting for us to step out of line so that He can beat us over the head and punish us. He’s a good Father who loves us and wants us to run to Him, confess what we did wrong so that we can stay in fellowship with Him, and He can bless our lives.

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Friday Funny: Ignorant Stupid People

God didn’t send His Son Jesus to die for good people.

There were no “good” people!

Nowhere on earth was there anyone who deserved God’s gift of salvation!

Yes, we are supposed to act like Christians, and yes, we are supposed to reflect God in every thing that we do.  Joe shares how Salvation was a gift, given to ignorant, stupid people! Remember though, we cannot “earn” what God has done for us.

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The Take Away:

Remember though, we cannot “earn” what God has done for us. Yes, we are supposed to act like Christians, and yes, we are supposed to reflect God in every thing that we do.

 

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You Have to Speak the Blessing

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”(Proverbs 18:21 KJV).

Mom and Dad, know this truth and teach it to your kids—no blessing will ever come to you unless it comes out of your mouth. Complaining and griping won’t bring the blessing, but it will bring a whole lot of negativity into your life.

The Bible says death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Until you start saying good things about yourself and your family, God can’t move. God doesn’t move through negative words: “We’re never going to make it. We’ll never get out of debt. Our kids are crazy! We should never have had kids. I don’t know what I was thinking!”

Do you want to do something great for your family? Start speaking a blessing over them. I don’t care if you have step kids, foster kids, or grandkids living under your roof, you have the anointing to lay hands on them and speak a blessing over them. I don’t care what you see, hear, feel, or smell. “You’re blessed, you little knothead! Bless your heart. You’re a blessing! Yes, you are!”

Teach your kids to speak God’s word of blessing over themselves every day. God moves through His Word to perform it, and not through griping and complaining. So, let’s speak His Word and call in the blessing!

The Take Away:

If we want to see the blessing of God on our lives, we have to speak it over ourselves. Speak blessings over your children, and teach your kids to speak blessings over themselves. Have them write scriptures down like, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), and “God’s favor surrounds me like a shield” (Psalm 5:12, paraphrased). Tape them to the bathroom mirror so they can speak them out loud as they’re getting ready in the morning. Develop that habit in them at a young age, and it’ll stick with them the rest of their life.

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Promises For Parents – Day 20

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

Watch Day 20 – Promises For Parents

Keep Your Eye on our Blog for Day 21 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Friday Funny: Trash Is Forever

God wants His people blessed…BUT….it doesn’t mean we won’t have to work!

Even when it seems that everyone else is struggling, God can creatively supply our needs.
God is a crazy generous Father but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do our part. If we are willing to work, God will make a way. We can be confident that He will always do His part!

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The Take Away:

God is a crazy generous Father but it doesn’t mean we don’t have to do our part. If we are willing to work, God will make a way. We can be confident that He will always do His part!

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The Fight of Faith

The Bible is full of promises, but you have to claim them.

The life we’re living on this planet is referred to as the fight of faith, not the gift of faith, but the fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). We get to find out what God says He’s given to us, and then we get to believe God for it. That’s where the fight comes in because the devil is working all the time to get us to doubt God’s Word, so he can steal God’s promises from us. 

That is also true when it comes to God’s plan for your life. The devil doesn’t want you to discover God’s plan for your life, much less fulfill it. He knows that if you do, you’ll live a rich, satisfied life with the blessing of God all over you and spilling onto others. He doesn’t want you to be happy, fulfilled, blessed, or a blessing to others. He wants you to be like him—miserable, defeated, wallowing in self-pity, and mad at the whole world.  

That’s why the Bible says when he pops his ugly head up, trying to get you to doubt God’s Word, doubt God’s plan for your life, doubt God’s promises, doubt that you’re the righteousness of God, doubt that you have the victory, you need to resist him. Boldly command him to flee. “Get out of here, devil! You’re a liar! This is what God says in His Word!” And then start speaking scriptures and telling him what God says.  

If you’re going to walk in the plan of God for your life and fulfill your vision, you must have faith, tenacity, and boldness! You have to stand up to that bully and not let him steal God’s promises, and that includes your vision!

Vision Buster:

You won’t walk in God’s promises unless you claim them by faith. God’s already done His part by giving them to you, but you have to do your part and appropriate them by faith.  

 Vision Builder:

Steadfast, unwavering faith in God’s Word will whip the devil every single time! 

The Take Away:

The devil is a thief. He’ll try to steal everything God has given you, including your vision. But you don’t have to let him! He’s just a bully who’ll flee from you if you’ll stand against him with the Word of God. Don’t believe his lies for one second! Believe God’s Word, speak God’s Word, and act on God’s Word—that’s how you fight the good fight of faith! 

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Promises For Parents – Day 19

Children are born to believe. If they don’t hear the truth, they’ll believe a lie.

The only way to combat a lie is with the truth. As parents, it’s important that we tell our children the truth! We have to tell them who they are in Christ. When we do that we are getting the truth down deep in their heart.

Watch Day 19 – Promises For Parents

31 Confession Cards #19 FINAL from Joe McGee Ministries on Vimeo.

Keep Your Eye on our Blog for Day 20 of our series Promises For Parents!

The Cards:

Each card has a statement on the front and the scriptures that relate to that statement on the back. You can tell your child the truth and teach them how to study God’s Word at the same time.

Use one card per day or create your own schedule depending on the age of your child. Many parents are using these in their morning or evening routines.

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Get a Plan

There’s a quote that says, “A vision without a plan is just a wish.”

There are a lot of people who have a vision but have no idea how to get it to come to pass. They think that their part is to get the vision, and then it’s up to God to somehow bring it to pass. They think all they’re supposed to do is speak good confessions over their vision, and then sit back and wait for God to make it happen. But that’s not how it works—not only do you need to have a vision, but you also need to have a plan 

Here’s how it works. The Bible says you commit your works to God, and God will establish your thoughts (Proverbs 16:3 KJV); you make your plans, and God will order your steps (Proverbs 16:9 AMPC). When you step out in faith and do your part first, then God is always faithful to do His part.  

So, the first thing you need to do is pray and commit your works to God. “God, I commit my works to You. I believe this is the vision You have for my life. I’ve written it down, and I’m committing it to You. Thank You for establishing my thoughts and showing me the steps that I need to take so this vision can come to pass. Here are some steps I can see that I need to take in the natural, but I also know that You said You’d order my steps. So, I’m looking to You to show me other steps I need to take. I know that I hear Your voice because Your Spirit lives in me, and He’s going to guide me. Thank You for giving me wisdom and insight as I walk out the plan to accomplish this vision.”  

Then start moving forward and do the first step you know to do. Then do the next step, and the next, and the next. This is how you accomplish your vision!

Vision Buster:

A vision without a plan is just a wish that will never come to pass. 

 Vision Builder:

If you want the vision God has for you to come to pass, you have to get a plan and take steps. God won’t do it for you. You have to step out in faith and do your part; then He’ll do His part. 

 The Take Away:

Once you have a clear vision written down, pray over it and commit it to God. Ask Him to show you the steps that you need to take to begin walking it out. Write those steps down, and then do them. Step by step, God will help you walk out the vision in your heart.

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