My oldest daughter who is 5 years old, enjoys watching old episodes of Barney and Friends. One day, while she was watching an episode, she looked up at my husband and said “Daddy, the people on this show don’t know about God.” My husband asked my daughter why she thought that the people on the show did not know God, and her reply was “because they don’t talk about God. They need to talk about God.” She went on to say that “We know God.” My husband responded to her by saying, “Yes, we know God!”
My husband and I talk about God and read God’s Word on our own, to each other, and to our children every day. Do you talk about God every day? Do you read His Word every day? If not, then how will others know that you know God? How will you be able to teach others about God’s Word if you do not read His Word and talk about Him each day? II Timothy 2:15 tells us to study God’s Word everyday; “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
We are to always put our focus on God. We should always have our minds on His Word. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua I:8).
Through the innocent words of a 5 year old little girl, we can learn much about where our heart should be. God should always come first in our lives. We all spend our time discussing topics that we consider important. If God is where He should be in our lives, which is First and Foremost, then we should show this through our words and actions.
“ Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:19-20).
-Brandi Gann, TBC Student and Author
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