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Authors: Paul J. Loth

God's Word in My Heart (7 page)

Your word is a lamp that gives light wherever I walk.
Psalm 119:105
Looking at Jesus
Matthew 14:22-33
Think

When have you been somewhere very high in the sky?

Were you scared?

Learn

Peter saw Jesus walking on the water.

Jesus called, “Come.

Peter
was able to walk on the water, too. He was looking at Jesus. But Peter looked
away from Jesus. He started to sink. Jesus saved him.

When Peter stopped looking at Jesus, he sank.

We should look at Jesus, too. Then we can do great things.

Pray

When I am scared, help me think of You.

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.
Hebrews 12:2
Lovin
g
God
Mark 12:28-34; John 14
:
21-24

Think

How do you treat people you love?

How do you know that people love you?

Learn

Loving God is important. We should love Him with all our
hearts.

If we love God, we will obey Him. The disciples loved God.
They wanted to obey Him.

We love God, too. We want Him to be happy. We make God happy
by obeying Him. This shows we love God.

Pray

What have I done to show You that I love You?

If anyone loves me, they will obey me.
John 14:23
Making God Number One
Mark 10:17-22
Think

Who is your favorite friend? What does that mean?

Learn

A rich man asked a quest
i
on:
“What do I need to do to be saved?


What does the B
i
ble say?

Jesus asked.


Love the Lord with all
your heart,” the man said. “And love your neighbor as yourself.

“Right,

Jesus said.
“Sell everything you own. Come and follow Me.”

The man was sad. He would not do th
i
s.
Jesus was sad, too.

Pray

Let Jesus be the most important thing in my life.

But more than anything else, put God’s work f
i
rst.
Matthew 6:33
Making Our Goal
1 Corinthians 9:15-27
Think

Have you ever tried to talk to someone that did not seem to
understand you?

Learn

Paul loved Jesus. He told people about Jesus. That was his
goal.

Paul talked to everyone. He wanted them to listen. He did
not let things get in his way. He had a goal.

We should tell our friends about Jesus. That should be our
goal.

Pray

Show me how to reach my friends for Jesus.

I do everything I can to win everyone I possibly can.
1 Corinthians 9:22
Obeying God
Exodus 19—20
Think

Do you like rules?

Why?

Why not?

Why are there rules?

Learn

God told Moses to come to the top of the mountain.

God said to Moses, “I am the Lord your God. I freed you from
slavery. You will be My people.

God gave Moses rules. The people would obey. They knew God
wanted what was best for them.

God wants us to obey His rules, too. God will be happy. Then
we will be happy, too.

Pray

Let me obey the rules God has given.

Direct me by your command! I love to do what you say.
Psalm 119:35
Telling God “Thank You”
Luke 17:11-19
Think

When someone does something nice for you, what do you do?

Learn

Psalms is f
i
lled with
songs to
God.
It was the first hymn book.
Many psalms say

thank you

to God.

God likes it when we thank Him. Then He knows that we like
what He did.

Jesus helped many people. Most people thanked Him. One time
Jesus healed ten sick people. Only one thanked Him. This made Jesus sad.

Pray

Thank You for all You have done for me.

Our God, we thank you for being so near to us! Everyone celebrates your
wonderful deeds.
Psalm 75:1
Tellin
g
God We Are Sorry
John 18:15-27; 21:15-19
Think

How do you feel when you

ve
done something wrong?

What makes you feel better?

Learn

Peter was sad. He had let Jesus down. Peter had
lied.
He had sa
i
d
he did not
know
Jesus.

Soon Peter saw Jesus. He said he was sorry. He asked Jesus
to forgive Him. Jesus did.

Jesus wil
l
forgive us,
too. We have to tell Him we are sorry.

Pray

Please forgive me for the wrong things I d
o.

But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us
and take our sins away.
1 John 1:9
Waiting for God
Exodus 3,14
Think

How do you feel when you have to wait for something?

Learn

The Israelites were slaves. They asked God to save them. God
told them to wait. Then He sent Moses to save them.

Moses led the people out of Egypt. They had to wait, but God
saved them.

God has plans for us. We may have to wait to see what they
are.

Pray

Help me to trust You even when I have to wait.

Be brave and strong and trust the LORD.
Psalm 27:14
Worshipin
g
God Alone
Exodus 19; John 6:15

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