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Motivation Monday

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“The Lord has recently impressed upon me again the need of reminding Seventh-day Adventist parents of the important work to be done in the home. To all parents who profess to believe in the soon return of Christ, there is given a solemn work of preparation, that they and their children may be ready to meet the Lord at his coming. God desires to see parents take their position whole-heartedly for him, that there may be no perverting of the work he has given them to do, and that our children and youth may understand clearly the will of God concerning them. They are to learn to resist evil and choose righteousness, to turn from sin and become the faithful servants of God, prepared to give him their life’s highest service.”

The Review & Herald – October 12, 1911

Motivation Monday

paper-family“The training of children is one of the most solemn responsibilities ever committed to mortals. Children are the Lord’s heritage, and he would have them educated to be coworkers with him. He has a special interest in this work; for in children he sees talent and influence, which, when controlled by his Holy Spirit, will become a power for good, and bring glory to his name. Christ died to save children, and he is ready to do a great work for them if parents will cooperate with him by training and educating them according to the instructions he has given. This should be the first work of all parents.”

Signs of the Times – February 18, 1897

Motivation Monday

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“The word of God is to be the foundation of all study, and the words of revelation, carefully studied, appeal to and strengthen the intellect as well as the heart. The culture of the intellect is required, that we may understand the revelation of the will of God to us. It cannot be neglected by those who are obedient to his commandment. God has not given us the faculties of the mind to be devoted to cheap and frivolous pursuits.”

SpTEd 205.3

Motivation Monday

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Parents cannot rightly train their children unless they learn how to cooperate with the Lord in his work upon the heart. The first essential in educating your households in the fear of God, is consecration of yourself and your all to God. “

Christian Education, 231.

A Psalms 28:7 Testimony

Are you facing a seemingly insurmountable obstacle?  Feeling discouraged today?  Here is some encouragement for you. This testimony was recently shared by my brother-in-law at the Savannah (GA) First Seventh-day Adventist Church.

No Fool

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Excerpt from martyred missionary Jim Elliot’s journal:  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

 

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Motivation Monday

paper-family“Parents should keep ever before their minds the object to be gained—the perfection of the characters of their children. Those parents who educate their children aright, weeding from their lives every unruly trait, are fitting them to become missionaries for Christ in truth, in righteousness, in holiness. He who in his childhood does service for God, adding to his “faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity” (2 Peter 1:5-7), is fitting himself to hear and to respond to the call, “Child, come up higher; enter the higher school.”

Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, Page 162